5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Borrow From Your Canine Companions!

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Borrow From Your Canine Companions!

The start of the New Year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our lives and make positive changes! This year, instead of the usual resolutions that are hard to keep, let’s turn to our four-legged friends for inspiration! These joyful creatures live their lives with admirable simplicity and enthusiasm. They find adventure in every day and love unconditionally. Here’s how you can incorporate the adventurous spirit and loving heart of dogs into your New Year’s resolutions.

Resolution #1 Get excited by the little things in life


Dogs don’t need exotic destinations or expensive toys to have an adventure. A simple walk in the park or a game of fetch is as thrilling as any grand escapade. This year, try to find adventure in your daily routine. Turn a mundane walk into a nature exploration, or find a new hobby that excites you just as much as a squeaky toy excites your pup. 

Resolution #2 Wag more, Bark Less 

One of the best qualities of dogs is their positivity in life. They don’t worry about the future or dwell on the past. This year, make it a resolution to focus on the now. Enjoy the little moments, savor your experiences, and try not to let the negativity get in the way of the good in your life.    

Resolution #3 Love unconditionally and be quick to forgive

Dogs offer us a model of how to love and forgive without reservation. They don’t hold grudges and they love without expecting anything in return. Strive to show more unconditional love to the people in your life. Forgive quickly, love freely, and cherish the relationships you have. 

 Resolution #4 Be a loyal friend and a great listener

Just as our canine companions stand by us through thick and thin, displaying unwavering loyalty, we should also aspire to be steadfast and loyal friends. Dogs are also exceptional listeners, offering their silent presence as a form of support. This year, let's make a commitment to be there for our loved ones, demonstrating loyalty in every situation. 

Resolution #5 Devote more time to naps

Probably the most fun resolution, dogs sure do understand the importance of rest! They nap without guilt and always seem better for it. Make sure to give yourself time to relax and recharge. It’s not lazy to take a break; it’s necessary for a healthier and more balanced life.


As we embark on the New Year, let’s keep these canine lessons in mind. Dogs remind us that life is an adventure to be enjoyed, that love is the greatest gift we can give, and that sometimes, the simplest things can bring the most happiness. 

What lessons have you learned from your furry friend? What dog-inspired resolutions will you be adopting this year? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments below. Let’s make this year one filled with adventure, love, and plenty of tail wags! 

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