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When the Ball Drops

Author: Nancy Paolucci | Date: December 30, 2013

What will your wish be this January 1st at 12:00 am as you watch the ball drop in Times Square? (I know, Chicago people, it’s an hour early, but you get the point.) A new year signifies a new start, a way to wipe clean the mistakes and downfalls of the year before. I love the feeling that anything can happen, we just have to start the ball rolling. With recent developments in my work life, I am feeling especially optimistic about the year ahead. The world is my canvas and I am standing holding a brush (I know, too many metaphors in such a short blog.) My point is that this feeling can filter down into every aspect of our lives, including our dogs.

As with any relationship, it is important to take time to evaluate its strengths and weaknesses and figure out where we can improve.

Bree and Gunner

Take some time to make sure you are meeting your dog’s needs and, if necessary, make adjustments to move forward into 2014 on a positive note. Personally, I will look at each of my three dogs and figure out where I am falling short both individually and as a whole. For my oldest, Abby, I would like to make more of an effort to challenge her mentally. Bree, the middle child, and I will hone our agility skills, try Rally O and spend more one on one time. And of course Gunner, our youngest, will enroll in more classes and get more exercise by running with us. I am looking forward to 2014 and strengthening the bond I have with my canine companions.

What will your canine New Year’s resolution be for 2014?


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