Owners come up with dog ‘bucket list’
Dog owners and experts have come up with another way to treat their pets – by creating a ‘bucket list’ detailing all the things a dog should do before it dies.
The list, which was commissioned by insurance company MORE TH>N, details the top 50 ‘must-do dog experiences’. Dog behaviour experts worked with canine owners to create the list.
It is hoped that the list will break owners ‘out of a rut’ when it comes to their pets; encouraging them to try different activities – particularly as the research revealed 20 per cent of dogs had had the chance to run through a forest. Twenty-six per cent had never attended a family picnic, either.
The top 50 included a few lavish treats, such as having personalised dog kennels and staying in a boutique dog hotel. Other ideas including appearing in a family portrait and having a Christmas stocking.
Talking about the list and findings, vet Marc Abraham told dailymail.co.uk: “Make no mistake about it, we’re a nation of dog-lovers, but it seems a lot of owners have become stuck in a rut.
“Understanding and appreciating the many different things you can now do with your dog will greatly enrich the lives of both you and your four-legged friends.”
The news comes not long after yahoo.com revealed that 11-year-old Cole Hein created a bucket list for his Jack Russell Bingo, after doctors revealed the dog was dying.