3 Back-to-School Morning Routine Tips For the Whole Family

3 Back-to-School Morning Routine Tips For the Whole Family

14 Dogs and their human companions have something very important in common: both are creatures of habit. 

With school about to start—it’s the perfect time to make sure the whole family gets off on the right paw with the right habits at the start of the day. (And it’s so much more fun when the whole family is involved!) One of my favorite things about being home in Idaho, is the quality time I get to spend with my parent’s dog and neighbor dogs who all love to camp out at our house. Growing up we always had doggies and I really hope I can get Timothy and the twins a dog soon too. I naturally find we are more active when we have our dogs around to motivate us and get us moving. Here are some tips to help with back to school and finding a great routine for the entire family.

1Get active with your four-legged trainer in the morning.

40% of doggy mommies and daddies do healthy things with their pups at the same time that they do healthy things for their families. By adding doggy exercise to the rest of your family’s morning routine, your dog can actually begin to encourage the rest of your family to stay active!

2. Involve your kids in caring for Fido (and for themselves).

Dogs, just like young kids, need role models. 57% of dog parents who also have human children involve their kids in caring for their pet—instilling responsibility and good daily habits like brushing their teeth and taking their vitamins.

3. Make sure your dog consistently receives the nutrients necessary to live a long and happy life.

1 in 3 pet parents are confused about what’s needed for proper pet nutrition, meaning many pup parents are unaware that their dogs’ diets may be lacking in essential nutrients.  MilkBone Good Morning Daily Vitamin Treats were created specifically to promote your dog’s well-being and longevity. So when you’re giving your kids their daily vitamins, remember that your pup needs their nutrient-packed treats too.  Your dog adds so much to the family—make sure to take care of him/her for the long-term!

Learn more about MilkBone‘s Good Morning Daily Vitamins on their site.

What are your family’s favorite morning routines? Tell me how you and your pooch get ready to take on the day in the comments section below!

Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!

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