Celebrating the coming of a new year is something that will never get old! This New Year’s day, we’re celebrating the arrival of 2022! Making new year’s resolutions, staying up late, and feeling a newfound surge of motivation are all a part of the last memories we make of the expiring year.
Over the past few years, many pet owners have taken in dogs to fill in their interaction gap over quarantine. According toa survey by ASPCA, one in five American households took a pet home during quarantine- and 90% of dog owners still take care of that pup to this day. What is a better way to celebrate the coming of a new year than spending it with our best friend?
Keep in mind that New Year’s Eve may be a stressful time for your pup with the number of fireworks, so you will want to prepare a way to make your dog as comfortable as possible. In this blog, we’ll talk about how you can kick off the new year right, for both you and your furry friend!
How to Make New Year’s Eve Comfortable for Your Dog
New Year’s Eve is a holiday that entails late and loud parties, which is a ton of fun for us humans. However, our pups tend to express their excitement differently, and too many things going on may stress them out.
If your dog is the type to get scared of fireworks, loud noises, or lots of people, you’ll want to give them extra love over the holiday. We’re here to provide you with all the tips you need on easing your pup’s anxiety and making the New Year a fun time for them, too!
Our Top Tips on Keeping Your Dog Calm
Consider investing in CBD oil for your pup. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a natural chemical compound known for reducing stress and promoting overall health. CBD oil is highly effective in reducing anxiety in both dogs and humans. For more information on CBD and how you can administer it to your pup, read this blog onthe benefits of CBD for your dog.
If your dog is a puppy, do some research on puppy growth and development. Depending on their growth stage, puppies tend to become frightened much more than adult dogs do. This is usually due to a lack of exposure, which causes a stage in their life called afear period. If you have a puppy, readthis blog on fear periods to learn how to promote positive associations with events that may frighten them.
Establish a “safe space” for your dog to retreat to if they get alarmed. Usually, this would be a crate or dog bed, but it could be wherever your dog chooses to withdraw to. Establishing a safe space is much like crate training your pup.
In essence, you want to give them lots of treats, toys, and attention when they get to their safe space, promoting a positive, happy association with the spot they choose. For more information, check outthis blog on crate training your puppy!
Ways to Celebrate the New Year With Your Furry Friend
While some people love to party, others (like myself) would rather spend the new year alone with their furry friend. Depending on the interests of you and your pup, there are many different ways to make New Year’s Eve a blast for you both!
If you and your dog love to snuggle,having a movie marathon would be a great way to kick off the new year! You can share a bowl ofdog-friendly fruits and catch up on the 27 Marvel movies there are.
If you and your dog are adventure junkies,you can take them somewhere beautiful nearby to go on a hike! If you live by Cali Raw headquarters in Southern California, there are manybeautiful beaches and dog parks you can stroll around together.
If you and your dog love food,you can have a baking party where you bake human and dog-friendly treats! Starting the new year off with a few new recipes and delicious foods is something you and your dog will be sure to love.
How You Can Improve Your Dog’s Wellbeing This Year
Setting New Year’s Resolutions is a fundamental part of kicking off the new year with good fortune. While you may have some personal resolutions, our dogs can’t tell us their own goals for this year- so it’s up to us to make some resolutions for them!
As we approach the end of the year, it’s an excellent time to evaluate how your dog’s health and wellbeing have been over this past year. It’s also an ideal time to schedule a meeting with your pup’s veterinarian, which should be done at least once a year. Aside from check-ups, there may be other goals you have in mind for your dog this year.
A Few New Year’s Resolutions You Can Commit to Your Pup
It’s never too late to switch to a 100% fresh and natural diet. As the years go by, more and more research is being put into the harmful effects of kibble on our dogs’ health. A fresh and natural diet with quality ingredients, like raw dog food, is one of the most exponential factors in bettering your dog’s health.
Cali Raw Nutrition is a small and local raw dog food business designed for bringing your dog to their peak health. By switching to Cali Raw, you can make miracles regarding your pup’s health. Read thisblog on the benefits of raw pet food to see the importance of feeding your pup fresh foods.
If you haven’t been,it’s a good time to start taking care of the details in your dog’s life. For example, you may not already be brushing your dog’s teeth or taking them on their daily walks. You can start by researching your dog’s breed, exercise requirements, and health risks, taking action to target each of these important aspects of your dog’s health. Regularly taking care of your pup can be crucial in preventing dental disease or another disease in dogs.
Make it a point to take your dog with you to see more of the world! Many people become stressed and overwhelmed during the year, which is often due to not giving themselves the time to rest. Taking your dog somewhere beautiful every once and a while is a great way to minimize stress during the year and experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities with your furry friend.
Create a bucket list of new tricks to learn, and have at them! Learning tricks with your dog is a fantastic way to strengthen your bond and engage them in mental stimulation. Making a checklist of all the tricks you want to learn with them effectively keeps you on top of the training sessions.
Of course, these are only suggestions; the whole point of New Year’s Resolutions is to better your (and your dog’s) life! If you have any ideas on how you can make your dog’s year better, don’t hesitate to tag us on Instagram and let us experience you and your pup’s journey!
Cheers to a year of better health for your dog!
Read more: Naturally Raising Healthy & Happy Dogs | Guide