Are you ready to get a dog?
Of course, the dog will not let you get bored, you will not torment yourself in the evenings with the question “What to do?”, You will be in excellent physical shape, because of everyday walks and you will have a personal source of positive mood. But in front of all the good, “But” always follows.
Weigh the pros and cons
Before you decide for sure that you are ready to take on this burden, read what you have to face when you bring the dog.
Firstly, you should understand that part of your time will no longer belong to you; when you come home, you will go for a walk, and not for five to ten minutes, as you think. Imagine you are sitting at work, shopping, riding a bike, and your faithful friend is sitting at home alone, waiting for the owner to come. And upon your return, your friend, of course, wants to feel all your love and warmth on yourself.
Secondly, at first, until the puppy grows up, you will have chewed things in the house. Plus wool will be added to the torn slippers. You may not recognize your white shirt, leaving it once in a conspicuous place. Dogs can bring in a pile of dirt in their hair, legs, or even in their mouths. Stock up with a basin of water and a rag near the front door.
Another column is the additional costs. As soon as you get a dog, you have to buy food, toys, a collar, a muzzle, take it to the vet, get vaccinations, buy vitamins, etc.
You must sacrifice your personal space so that the dog is spacious enough. Agree, it will be unfair and terrible if the dog huddles in a narrow corridor. Your house should correspond to the size of the dog, you must immediately decide: where it will sleep, where there is, where to play. Based on the size of your apartment or house, you will choose the breed of the dog.
Everyone knows that we are responsible for those who have tamed. But from year to year, more and more dogs are out on the street. Thus breaking their lives. After all, as soon as you get a puppy, you will not only find a friend, but also let the animal into your life, thereby changing it.
And if you have weighed the pros and cons, and the most basic and common things that you may encounter, you were not scared, then congratulations! After all, soon you will find a true friend and associate!
If you have questions, then you can always use our “dog” forum. This is the place where dog owners can always find answers to any questions you may have regarding dogs. Here you can find a lot of important information about dog breeds, their origin, nutrition, get tips on choosing the breed that is suitable for you, raising, feeding, and treating your pet.