New Year’s Resolution – Walk and Massage Your Pet

By Stephanie Finne (Guest contributor)

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution for 2014?  Statistics say that 45% of Americans usually make a resolution*.  The top ten include losing weight, falling in love, enjoying life to the fullest, and learning something exciting. These are all great goals and we have two suggestions on how to meet them – walk your dog or massage your dog!

January was National Walk Your Dog month, but walking your dog doesn’t have to end in January.  Walking your dog will benefit you and your pet, and help you keep your resolutions.  Dog walking can help you lose weight by increasing your activity. At the same time it will burn energy for your dog, making you fall in love with your calm, happy companion all over again!  Plus, being out in nature with your fur friend can help you enjoy life to the fullest. If you are feeling a bit more ambitious, you can learn something exciting like a Pet Lovers Dog Massage Course! Dog massage helps to increase the bond between you and your dog while enhancing over-all wellness. It is therapeutic for both dog and owner.

January is nearly over, which means only 64% of people are still keeping their resolution*.  Visit RMSAAM’s “Canine Information” to learn more about dogs or register for our “Canine Massage for the Enthusiast Correspondence Class”!

* Statistics from University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, January 1, 2014