Do you wish to save a little puppy at a local pound? Are you interesting in getting a pure bred dog? No matter if your dog is a puppy, show dog, or a old mutt, you need to make sure they are loved. Along with the love comes responsibility, so read through the article below to get an idea of what you are in for once you bring your new friend home.
Make sure that your dog is spayed or neutered. Studies have shown that this leads to the pet living a longer and much healthier life. In addition, dogs that are spayed or neutered do not have as strong of a desire to wander from their home, meaning that they are less likely to get lost or hit by a car.
Practice your training regimen for your puppy near your home. You shouldn’t train your dog where many other people are present. It is very difficult to teach a dog that is distracted by people and disturbances.
Even if your dog is well-behaved, never leave home without putting him on a leash. You never know when something might spook him or distract him, leading to devastation. You are the only one responsible for your dog’s safety and his actions.
Your lifestyle should be a determining factor in the breed of dog that you choose. For example, if you live an active lifestyle it is probably best for you to find an active dog instead of a little dog. Likewise if you spend quite a lot of time at home you may want to get a dog that likes to be pampered a lot. Avoid a mismatch if you want both of you to be happy.
Now, you are aware of what is required of you to properly care for your furry friend.. Keep learning, as new information is always coming out. You should think about joining a forum to talk to other dog owners. There’s always more to learn about caring for dogs, so get in the habit of educating yourself!