Sasha has post holiday fatigue, to much food and to little exercise. January is National Train Your Dog Month which is a great place for us to begin our “Moving and Meeting” plan for the year. The plan is so easy and lots of fun. Once our dog is trained in the obedience and social manners, we begin taking our FFBF out in public to ‘group get together’. Depending on our pet we will want to begin setting up activities with our friends for hiking, picnics, doggie play-date and meeting new friends for both of us.
The great part of this is you get to take control of the outings and of your FFBF. Meeting people with like interests will be a valuable asset for us to begin moving forward with our health and exercise. We notice that after a short time there are others who want to provide their favorite spot to walk, to have doggie play-dates and so forth. Here is how we get a little help from one of our wonderful friends, our Veterinarin. We need to be sure that our FFBF is in top health to begin the activities and socializing. Make this trip for health confirmation count for double duty. Inquire about others in the area who may be interested in this kind of ‘get-together’. Make a flyer and post (with permission) at the Veterians office.
Now get in touch with the Rescue we want to help and bring them on board with an email or maybe a flyer. We are now ready to make friends and learn who’s doing what as we move into the next year. While we are working on the obedience and socializing part of this project, we can put together some ideas of activities.
If the whole idea of our coming up with the ideas for exercise and helping a rescue, then please visit www.CityDog.com magazine and look at what they have going on in area. City Dog is advertising events and activities in many major locations. Still begin a dialog with our favorite rescue, there is so much need and our FFBF depend on us to help. Remember there are many ways to help without it being a financial gift.