I’m personally not a fan of the word “resolutions.” I prefer “goals.” I think the word goals is more action based. Goals are plans with a deadline – plans that we can write down and work toward. I have many goals and plans for 2019, and if you haven’t set yours yet I’ve developed a list of New Year’s goals for you and your dog!
New Year’s Goals for You and Your Dog
Here is a list of goal ideas for the new year ahead! Some are simple while others will require more time, money or effort. Can you pick three from the list?!
Walk more: Go on more walks with your dog. It will be good for both of you!
Visit a new state: Visit a new state with your dog to visit friends, family, or just for fun!
Go on a road trip: A road trip doesn’t have to be across the country. A road trip can be to a new place two hours away! Try it
Travel on an airplane: Take your dog on an airplane to travel somewhere fun.
Eat at a new dog-friendly restaurant: I bet there’s at least one dog-friendly restaurant in your area that you haven’t taken your dog to. Go check it out!
Join a dog meetup: Join a dog or pet parent meetup. Visit meetup.com to find one in your area.
Try something new: The possibilities are endless.
Start a dog sport: Dock diving, agility, lure coursing. Sign your dog up for a new dog sport. I guarantee it will be fun!
Teach your dog new tricks: Teaching your dog new tricks will be fun and amazing for your bond.
Start a new hobby: Kayaking, hiking, skateboarding. Start a new hobby that you can enjoy with your pup.
Visit a National Park: Hit up a National Park that you’ve never visited. Make sure dogs are allowed before you go.
Try a new DIY project: Make a DIY dog toy box, bake some homemade dog treats, or create a cozy fleece blanket.
Volunteer at an animal shelter: There’s an animal shelter near you who needs volunteers. Sign up to help. It’s incredibly rewarding.
Take up gardening: Gardening can be soothing, and you can plant herbs and veggies that your dog can eat!
Make use of your photos: Don’t let photos sit on your phone. Get them printed for frames, canvases or on a coffee mug!
Spend less time on your phone: Spend less time staring at your phone and more time playing with your dog.
Start a blog or microblog: But if you’re obsessed with documenting your dog’s life like I am, start a blog or create a Facebook or Instagram account for them.
Make a new friend: Make a new dog mom friend that you can set up play dates with.
Do more of what makes you happy: What makes you happy? Do more of it…with your dog.
What goals do you have for 2019? What three would you choose from this list?