What You Need To Know About Buying A New Puppy
Puppies grow into adult dogs and dogs can live for up to 15 years. This means that buying a new puppy should not be an impulse purchase. A lot of thought should go in to the decision.
You need to consider a number of issues including whether your home is suitable and safe for a dog, whether you have time to train and socialize your dog and also whether you are ready for the financial commitment that owning a dog will mean
Dogs are social animals and need the owner to spend time with them including regular outdoor exercise.
When considering various breeds of dogs you should bear in mind that some breeds have a predisposition to various disorders.
You need to choose a dog type which will suit you lifestyle. Do you want a small to medium dog which will be calm and suitable for an apartment or a larger energetic breed that will keep up with your outdoor lifestyle.
The "Your Dog" blog has recently published a guide to choosing a dog.
Here is an extract from the "Your Dog " article about buying a new puppy:
Owning a dog can be an incredibly rewarding and wonderful experience.
However, there are many things to consider before deciding to add a dog to your family. From finding out if you are ready to what breed is right for your lifestyle? We take a look at the key things you need to consider before finding your best friend?
Dogs can take up a lot of your time and energy.
If you live alone, work long hours or are scarcely at home for other reasons, then you seriously need to consider whether you should be getting a puppy at all — it’s simply not fair to leave a dog alone for huge amounts of time.
However, even if you’re only working a standard nine to five job, then hiring a professional dog walker can help provide companionship and exercise, which will keep your dog healthy and fit.
Read more here.