Setting a Good Routine For Your Pup This Year

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Jumping Back into Routine

The holidays are over, and it's time to return to your normal life and schedule. This adjustment may be simple for your family, but the change of pace can be challenging for your pup.

Dogs thrive on routine, so it's important to get back on track as soon as possible after the holiday season ends.

If your holiday season involved travel and boarding for your pup, it's important to ease them back into their normal schedule. Be patient as they adjust — they're winding down from the hustle and bustle just like you are! These four tasks should be prioritized:

1. Feeding

Make sure to stick to a consistent feeding schedule for your pup. This includes both mealtimes and portion sizes. Dogs can become anxious if their mealtimes are unpredictable, so try to feed them at the same time each day.

2. Exercise

Another important part of a routine is regular exercise for your pup. This isn't just important for their physical health but also for their mental well-being. Daily walks or runs will help your pup stay active and use up some of their excess energy.

3. Potty Breaks

Regular potty breaks are essential to keeping your pup healthy and avoiding accidents inside the home. Pay attention to your dog's bathroom habits and provide them with plenty of bathroom breaks throughout the day.

4. Sleep

Dogs need plenty of sleep, so it's important to establish a good bedtime routine for them. This should include setting aside play time before their designated bedtime and then winding down with some quiet time before turning in for the night.

By re-establishing a routine for your pup, you can help them adjust to the new year with ease. It's important to be patient and consistent as you work on creating a good routine for your pup this year. With patience and consistency, you'll soon see the positive effects of having a good routine!

If your pup is in need of more socialization this year, consider sending them to Camp Bow Wow! Our Camps are here to provide your dog with care while you’re away. Contact us today to schedule your dog’s first visit!