For the past few months, I've been training for a half marathon in January, but after the race is over I know my motivation to keep exercising regularly will quickly wane. So this year my goal is to do something active twice a week--with my Border Collie, Scuttle. It's a specific resolution with some built-in flexibility (the activity could be agility, hiking, running, or even kayaking). I didn't pick it for this reason, but the resolution should actually get easier around the six month mark, as the weather gets warmer and there are more activity options for us to do together (convenient!).
Here are some other ideas as you think about including your dog in this year's goal:
- Make television time more productive by adding some dog training (shape a new behavior during commercial breaks)
- Try four new things this year that include your pup
- Meet new friends (join a dog-related Meetup group or pet dating site)
- Cook or bake more (make a recipe that both you and your pup can enjoy!)