2016 New Year’s Resolutions For Kilo the Pug
As we ring in 2016 it’s time to think about the year ahead and set new goals. Next year is an unwritten chapter in our book of life. Embrace it and make the most of every moment. Kilo and I worked on our 2016 New Year’s Resolutions together. He has come so far, but we still have a few issues to work on and lots of fun to be had.
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every new year find you a better man.” Benjamin Franklin
“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” Tom Peters (the theory of positive reinforcement training)
It’s all about moving forward into the new year on the right foot …or paw!
Kilo’s 2016 New Year Resolutions
1) Finish off the Evil Postman and the sneaky little Elf on the Shelf once and for all.
Kilo is convinced that the Postman is out to destroy us. This year Kilo is plotting to end the threat like Super Dog. I am planning to work on desensitising him and end the threat to the postman. It is tricky as the postman comes at a slightly different time every day and I am usually busy working. I will try getting him to go to a spot and try to associate the doorbell and deliveries with happy thoughts and treats (a challenge as we have been practising but he gets such an adrenaline rush, he loses his mind). The Elf will be sacrificed for the better good.
2) Get a Girl Friend or a Boy Friend
Kilo is adorable when he is in his safe environment but he is still reactive with certain dogs in certain situations. Taking him to events, to PawsWay and to the Brickworks and walking him with Maya and Stanley have all really helped. We will continue to make an effort socializing him very slowly and gently with other dogs and people and lots of positive rewards. He loves playing with us and I just feel he would enjoy playing with the right friend.
3) Get A Gym Membership and Lose One Pound
Kilo is a healthy weight and quite fit and strong. However, he could lose a pound. I still think it’s important to set new fitness goals and jump through a few hoops. I would like to see him try some new dog sports this year and maybe learn to swim. Breaking out of your routine is hard but can make exercise exciting. This applies for dogs and humans! I need to lose 20lbs so hoping my knees improve and I can keep up with Kilo.
4) Get A Novice Trick Title
I love training Kilo and he really likes the mental and physical stimulation (and treats). He’s mastered so many tricks this year like sit, lie down, skateboarding, riding a rocking horse and jumping through a hoop. It would be great to add some more advanced tricks to his repertoire and get his novice trick dog title.
5) Learn How To Open the Fridge and Treat Drawer So No More Waiting
Kilo is very resourceful. He mentioned that he will be upping his game and his access to all things good after watching Nana the Border Collie open the fridge and get a beer for the talent on our recent film shoot.
6) Dance More
Kilo and I both love dancing and it is great exercise. Our good friends Sara and Hero the Super Collie have raised the bar on dancing so we will be working on our moves.
Generous and talented Cathy shared some wonderful resolutions from our Kilo the Pug, her Kilo the Chi and several other friends on her blog http://ilovemychi.com/pet-resolutions-for-2016/. Pop by and see – let’s just say more treats was a popular theme, especially with the Kilos.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hope you get lots of love, health, happiness, dancing, treats and prosperity in 2016 and all your hopes and dreams come true.