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.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Top Dog,
you could hear the pups snoring, and snorting like hogs!
Their collars were hung on the gates of their suites,
in anticipation of morning, and play time and treats.
The Collies were snuggled, all nestled in their beds,
while visions of herding sheep, danced in their heads.
And Reilly with his tennis ball, and Aussie with his bone,
With the holidays around the corner, there is a lot of travel going on. Kids are coming home from college. Family is coming from out of state. Everyone is going somewhere to spend time with relatives for the upcoming holidays. If you are anything like me, you never leave home without the dog, unless of course they’re vacationing at their favorite “un-kennel”, Top Dog Country Club!
1. Watering the Christmas tree is not the same as lifting your leg on the pine in the front yard . . . Don’t do it . . . as tempting as it may be.
2. A turd on the rug does not a present make.
3. Remember that not all the packages under the tree are for you . . . even the ones that smell yummy!
4. Oh . . . and about that tree . . . don’t drink the water under it.