New Year’s resolutions are great ways to work on improving your lifestyle, but why not make some to improve your dog’s quality of life too?
1. Learn to Sit
Sit is a very versatile command that is easy to teach and can help improve your dog’s attention and focus while helping them learn some self-control. Everything from greeting someone, waiting at the door instead of running outside, to waiting patiently for their dinner or bedtime snack. You’ll be glad your dog knows this simple command and you’ll both love showing it off.
January is national walk your pet month and national train your dog month, and training doesn’t just have to be for trouble makers. Training your dog gives you a basis for communication and understanding and brings a whole new level of trust and respect to your relationship. While starting young sets your dog up for a lifetime of success, there is no such thing as a dog being too old to learn. That’s right! Old dogs can learn new tricks! Not only are they able to, but many of them thrive on it.
We’ve all experienced it at one time or another. That face… those sad, puppy dog eyes...and the long strand of drool hanging from his chin. We love our dogs as another member of the family, and can’t handle that pathetic look, so we give in. Now, we’ve created a monster! Every meal, every day, this situation repeats itself. It was cute the first couple of times, but now he’s full grown, and it is embarrassing when guests come for dinner.