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Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Dog

Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Dog

Time to get a pet dog

Do you think it is time to get a pet dog? Have you seen cute poodles with their owners on the street and a sting of jealousy has led you to buy a dog? Are you planning to adopt a dog from a shelter out of humanity? Stop to think before you act. It is a major decision to choose to buy oradopt a dog. The canine will become a part of your life and would mean time, finance and space responsibilities towards it.

Before you go on to buy oradopt a dog, there are a few questions that you need to answer for yourself. Let us discuss a few concerns to address along with a handful of tips to help you choose the right dog for you and your family.

1.Which Breed Dog Would You Like?

Dogs can bepure bredor be of amixed breed.Pure breddogs are very popular among dog owners. The reasons for the choice may differ. You may be in love with a particular breed, or you have grown up with a specific breed or you may want to show off apopular breed. A dog from amixed breedis the choice of owners who want a unique dog partner. Whatever be your choice, you need to research all about the breed before buying it. The behavior of the dog may differ with the difference in breed. It is a wise decision to choose the rightbreed of dogfor your family.

2.Would You Like To Get an Adult Dog or a Puppy?

Puppies are a cute choice for pets. Puppies require a lot of care and attention during the first few months. They need to be dealt with patience as they tend to cause damage while growing up. Adopting a puppy can be a rollercoaster ride into an unknown future. Sometimes puppies turn out completely different than expected when they grow up.

Adult dogs should be the right choice for you if you are a first time dog owner. The adult dogs can be quite predictable and can be trained to settle down into a specific routine.

3.What is your and your Family’s Activity Level?

Having a dog as a pet can be an exhausting experience if you do not have the right dog. Some of the breed of dogs are highly energetic and want a major share of outdoor activities. They can create havoc in the life of a person who loves silence at home. You should opt for a dog with an energy level equal to or less than you. Take into consideration all your time and energy consuming responsibilities before buying a particular breed of dog.

4.Determine the Maintenance Level

Finest quality pure bred dogs require high maintenance. They need to be well groomed and taken care of. If the dog of the breed of your choice is hairy then you would need to care for its hair. You would also need to consider the extra home cleaning required if your dog is a shedder or if it drools a lot.

5.How Much Room Can You Offer To your New Pet?

Your decision to buy a dog should be made after you have considered about the space the new pet is going to occupy. If you live in an apartment or a bungalow with no yard, then you might want to think about how you would accommodate your canine friend. Houses with a wide yard pose no problem for any breed dog owners.

Making an informed, thought over and wise decision about choosing a dog would go a long way in making the dog owning experience happier.

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