Thinking about adding to your family? This is a big decision and one that should not be made on a whim. Choosing a dog or puppy to join your family unit does require some careful consideration and planning. All breeds have different characteristics.
Here are just a few things you may like to think about prior to bringing your new pet home to join your family. Selecting the right dog can give you and your family many years of joy with man’s best four legged friend.
Some dogs can take up a great deal of time and energy. If you live alone or work long hours you need to consider that your dog may get bored or not obtain the exercise it needs to keep it stimulated, healthy and happy. Investing in a dog walker could be a handy option. It may be wise also to consider a dog breed that is not too needy.
Choose a dog that compliments your surroundings and lifestyle. Larger breeds of dogs are probably not ideal for smaller apartments. They need room to roam free, explore and exercise in outdoor areas. They may get bored and destructive very quickly or even may develop health issues. Unhappy dog can equal unhappy owner…
Choose a dog that also suits your climate in your area.
Well puppies yes are so cute but they soon become dogs. Puppies require much attention, work and especially training. They need to be stimulated, kept warm and safe. They can chew things up and tear at things you would never expect. Oh and not to mention the possible digging in your garden. You would be amazed where and what they can get into.
Gates and fences need to be secure for all dogs but especially little paws, to keep them safe at out of harms way.
There are vaccination costs from your vet you need to consider, pet insurance and holiday times. Where will they be staying? Well I am sure we can help you here at Pet Stays
You may even like to consider rehoming a rescue dog or an older dog that has already been trained.
No matter what. The breed of dog you choose as your companion, the best advice we can give you is enjoy and treasure them and most of all have fun with your dog.