As your local Lansdale dog walker, I also have the pleasure of owning and caring for my own pets. As pet owners, we sometimes ask ourselves – “How can I be a better doggie mom?” Or “Am I a good pet parent?” It is the start of 2017 and this is the time many of us make our New Year’s resolutions! Many New Year’s resolutions concern eating healthier, exercising more, quitting smoking or drinking – difficult tasks that we often give up on. What if our 2017 resolution was just to give our dog the best life we can possibly give them?

Here are some relatively easy tasks that we can add to our daily lives to make your furry friends life just a bit better!

1. A Daily Walk! If there’s anything your canine companion loves – its walks! Dogs love to get out in their environment and give everything a good sniff! Even when they have a big backyard to run in, dogs still love walks. A slow, lots of sniffing-type of walk is one of the best ways you can enrich your dog’s life!

2. Upgrade Your Dog Food! What are you feeding your dog? Check out the popular site Dog Food Advisor to see where your dog food ranks. If you aren’t feeding a 4 or 5 star food, you may need to do some research! There are reputable brands that do not charge an arm and a leg! 

3. Get Some Toys!  Some dogs love rope toys, some love tennis balls, but almost all dogs love to play! Provide your furry friend with some playtime options! If your dog is a chewer, look for more “indestructible” toys. If your dog is a senior, go for soft plush toys.  

Lets make 2017 the best year ever for our dogs! Little changes in your daily life can help improve your pup’s life exponentially! For more Lansdale dog walking tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook! Or check out our article on pet food here!