When most people think of bringing their dog into their lives they often think of a cute toy breed or even a well mannered older dog. Small dogs are easy to bring into a home, they are very good companions, and they don’t require the extra care and attention that a larger dog may require. However, each dog is a unique living creature, and his needs will vary depending on his breed, age, personality, and health, and based on this they need a dog bed.
The smaller dog breeds are much easier to bring into your home, and provide you with many years of loving companionship. You can find a range of small dogs from all over the world in animal shelters, and even local humane societies. All of the dogs will need to be either housebroken, or you can get an older dog that is already trained. An adult dog can be very difficult to find in a shelter, but many of the small dogs are adults and would make great pets.
A person often wonders at how to choose a small dog breed for their home. It is actually much easier than it is with a larger breed. For starters small dogs are very people oriented. They love to go places with the owner. They are less of a stranger to you, and will show up to be very loyal. Because they love to go places with the owner they are very easy to train to go outdoors whenever their owner is ready for them to do so. They love to go for walks with the owner, and will show much interest in the dog’s toys and Drew desires to play with them.
A person should keep in mind that each kind of dog has a different temperament, and that even close neighbors have a difference of opinion regarding certain dogs. A person should never get a small dog based on looks alone, a small dog should be chosen for a reason. The dog must fit the owner’s lifestyle, and it must mesh with the other pets at the home.
When a person decides to get a small dog and bring it into their home they need to take into consideration their families and other pets in the home. If there are small children in the home they need to be sure that the dog will not be abused and neglected. Just like a child, a small dog needs to be looked at as part of the family, and trained properly to behave correctly. It is easy as long as the owner ensures the dog is safe and loved before committing him or herself to the responsibility of a dog in the home.
Anyone considering a small dog need to consider the space they will need to keep the dog, and family members that will need to spend time with the new dog. If you live in a who buys houses home with a fenced in back yard a small dog will be,) able to get plenty of exercise running around. If you live in an apartment a small dog will be able to go for walks with the owner as well as play with the dog. This is very important to the dogs well being. Every person that has a small dog is going to have a great responsibility, but a great responsibility it will be worth it.
If you find someone that wants to adopt a small dog with a great responsibility, and wants to make sure they go to a good home, then a small dog may be the right choice for you. Before you collect your new small dog or find a breeder or rescue that has small dogs it is always a good idea to investigate the traits and characteristics of small dogs.
There are people out there that want to collect small dogs and breed them, and then there are people that are entertainment or breeders only looking for a profit, these people should be avoided. There are enough breeders and rescues to go around. A breeder that is serious about producing dogs that have the traits that they hope to find are worth their weight in gold, but digging deeper into the bloodlines of the dogs is not always as well. As a matter of fact there are some pure breeders that may be waiting for a puppy from a rescue, and they may want to make certain they have found a good home for their dogs, but it is still possible they may have shared a similar fate as a tragic accident or illness.
Keep in mind that a great deal of care must be taken when considering adopting any dog, and small or large it is important that you exercise a lot of caution before making such a life changing decision. Take a bit of time to research the different breeds and find the ones that will be most suitable for your lifestyle. Before making a final decision, determine first if the potential pet will be welcome in your home and the other rooms to have it roam in. You will want to exercise caution when adopting a small dog as well, but the rewards are so great that the extra care is well worth the effort that is needed.