Are you excited for your new puppy?
Are you getting a new dog? Taking care of dogs can be life changing. Of course, it won’t be easy at for starters, but as you go along, you will become better in pet care, only concern you have to consider first is choosing the perfect dog for you, which can be a little challenging.
Preparing for a dog rehoming means you should have enough time and effort for proper pet care. Especially if you are a first time dog parent. Have everything checked, are you an active person? Are you usually not at home most of the time? Do you live in a small apartment? Will he be comfortable in the household? In short, what kind of dog would suit your everyday life?
Let’s do a quick rundown on what factors should you look into when it comes to having a dog for the first time.
So if you usually just stay at home, get a lap dog there a lot to choose from, terriers, pugs, malteses, shih tzus prefer staying at home, sleeping on the couch or cuddling with you. They are small enough to be snuggled comfortably on your lap.
If you are more active, who often go out to exercise, then you can try getting dogs that are always on the go, such as Jack Russells, Dalmatians, Shepherds, Huskies and Retrievers. You can take them out with you when you go running. They have will have tons of energy to keep up with you. Active dogs enjoy outdoors more. They always feel excited when they go out for a walk or when they visit a dog park nearby.
There is a handful of dog breeds to choose from, the question, which one could be perfect for you. All you have to do is choose wisely. It’s both for you and your future pet. Petting a dog is long term commitment.
We all have our own needs, same with dogs.
Time And Effort
Prior to taking your dog home, have your schedule fixed. You need to understand the time you have to dedicate for your pet. Make sure you will give enough for your new pup since he will be needing house training, potty training, eating routine set up, activities (Exercise or taking a walk to the park) Veterinary care, grooming and a whole lot more.
These will take a lot of your time, so better make a timetable or calendar to keep track of your dog’s activities. An easy way is to get a dog from shelters, you can skip all these since, most likely an adult dog has been through all those. It is important that you weigh all different situations so that you can have a good decision.
Taking care of a pet is a huge responsibility, be prepared so that you can handle pet management well, even though you are a first timer. Practice makes perfect, in the long run, you will get to know more about taking care of dogs. It is rewarding because dogs can give you happiness and vice versa.