Dogs are naturally social animals – they need a pack in order to survive and thrive. If you have a dog and want to become a more active part of your community, here are a few ways your dog can help you meet new people.
If you’ve just moved to a new city, it can be difficult to set up a social network of new friends – particularly if you’re at an age where most people’s social circles have been established. If you have a dog, however, you also have a great opportunity to meet new people and develop new relationships. Here are a few things you can try.
- Dog parks. Dog parks and dog runs are great resources for people looking to make new friends, and if your dogs get along, it can help encourage meetings outside the park!
- Dog training courses. Obedience training courses are great resources for meeting new people, but agility classes are especially fun because they’re all about allowing your dogs to exercise, learn new challenges, and have a good time. If your dog gets really adept at canine sports, you might even become a part of a Flyball team!
- Dog-friendly yoga. This is a fantastic option for people who love both dogs and yoga, and it gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded people! Dog-friendly yoga courses (Doga) are great for socialized dogs – just make sure your dog has had all their shots before enrolling.
It is critical that your dog is fit and healthy before attempting any exciting and high-energy excursions. The proper nutritional support can help prevent and manage debilitating illnesses – a few good pet food products are Blue Buffalo, Nutrish, and Zignature dog food. DCM, obesity, and pancreatitis can all be addressed with the right vet-approved diet.
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