you ready for a new puppy? When deciding on a
new puppy there are more factors than "how
much is that doggie in the window" (lol).
Puppies require commitment, patience, time and
things to consider when getting a new puppy:
choosing a puppy consider your job and other commitments.
Dogs are pack animals and need attention as much
as food and water. The easiest way to upset your
dog and cause permanent damage is to habitually
most important time in a puppy's life is between
3 and 12 weeks. During this time a new puppy learns
about you, the house rules and their surroundings.
A new puppy that is neglected can become aggressive,
so make sure you're ready to fit them into your
sure you factor in how much time you need to train
your new puppy. This is crucial to your future
relationship with the dog. Remember, owners that
have an unruly pet have no one else to blame but
themselves and most behavior problems are caused
Moms and Dads should also consider the cost of
a new puppy. As mentioned before, the cost of
owning a dog is nothing to ignore. Pet supplies,
puppy toys, training, and veterinary care can
cost hundreds of dollars each year.
loves puppies. They’re adorable. But how
adorable will you think your puppy is when you
find him in the middle of a mess that used to
be your favorite pair of shoes. Puppies, like
babies, require an enormous amount of attention
and effort – from housebreaking and socializing
to teaching acceptable manners. If you don’t
have the time to keep a steady training schedule,
perhaps you should look into getting an adult
dog. However, adult dogs come with their own “baggage.”
Some adult dogs have been abused or neglected.
As a result, these dogs have acquired some less-than-ideal
behaviors of their own.
you’ve got an idea of what you want, there
are generally two options you can take to get
your new puppy or adult dog. You can buy a dog
from a reputable breeder, or you can adopt or
rescue a dog from an animal shelter. Unless you’re
looking for a purebred dog that you possibly plan
to breed in the future, adoption from a shelter
is one of the best ways to go. Adopting a pet
from a shelter is not as expensive as buying a
pet from a breeder.
from a shelter are usually screened for health
and temperament, so you can be sure that while
you’re giving an animal in need a home,
it’s the right animal for your home. However,
if you’re looking for a specific breed,
a breeder (or a specific breed rescue) is the
way to go. Ask for references from your breeder,
and ask about how many times of year they breed.
A good breeder generally only produces one to
three litters a year and will guarantee their
dogs against most major health defects.
decision to get a new puppy or an adolescent dog
needs to be well thought out, weighing both the
pros and cons. If you choose to accept this mission
you will be rewarded more than words could say.
Finding the perfect companion is fun and exciting
for the whole family. Your furry family member
will surely bring you joy, unconditional love
and companionship for many years to come.