Puppies have the tendency behind causing chaos in the house by their ceaseless barking and gnawing. Even chewing at Vacuum cleaners and newspapers will not deter their actions. Some people have horrible experience, but even with that habit, with a little bit of patience and commitment from you, you can overcome it.
Before you ever get a dog, you need to decide on a breed that will fit your lifestyle. If you are young, you need to minimize your decision on which breed is best for you. Every dog breed has different characteristics that make them fit better for certain lifestyles. For example, if you are an active runner or a couch potato, a small dog will never be proper for you. A big dog, on the other hand, will be much happier confined to the house all day while you are at work. Before you ever bring your dog home, you need to examine your lifestyle to decide on what type of dog will compliment your lifestyle. If you are young, single or rarely out doors, do not get a puppy. A puppy requires a lot of attention, training and care. If you are older, married and have kids, maybe bringing home a puppy offer the children a chance to get a dog. Choose wisely, taking into consideration everything about yourself that comes into having a dog. If you do not want to breeder or give your dogs away, think about getting a dog from a shelter. You will be saving a life.
The following are 5 tips that will help you kick start your search for the perfect canine:
1. If you live in an apartment or a condo, check with local laws when purchasing or adopting your pet. Some cities require dogs be indoors and may charge for that reason. Contact your local city hall or town hall to find out the specific laws in your area.
2. If you live in a townhome or a house with a fenced in yard, check with the local laws when it comes to dog breeds that are allowed. Some breeds are not allowed in townhome developments, while others are not allowed in the city limits, so it is sometimes worth the trip to find out the law when you are going to adopt your canine.
3. If you are interested in adopting a purebred, visit a local dog pound or call a local kennel club to find out which breeds they currently have available. You want to be able to find out if a certain breed is allowed in your town.
4. If you want a mutt, go online and search for dog rescue or animal shelters. As a volunteer, you will be able to save the life of a dog that needs a loving home and family.
5. Lastly, talk to dog breeders and ask them any questions you may have. Ask the local law (or the local Human Society) about any breed specific laws in your town and in the surrounding areas.
You want to be a responsible dog owner and keep your dog as safe as possible. Keep your dog in mind when you are out and about with your dog and make sure they are wearing ID tags with the dog owner’s phone number, address and any other contact information. Secure the perimeter of your home by putting up a lock and a lock on the gate. Pick up any dog waste and litter box with the instruction “Pick up your bags” or “place your dog’s bags in the container.” Be sure to bring your dog’s leash and keep it near you. Our dog ran past a sign that said concrete suppliers near me and almost ran into a concrete construction site and could have been seriously hurt if we were not able to get the leash on in time. It will be important to have current id tags for your dog and rabies cards. Once your dog is gone, you will want this information to bring it back home to your dog. Having these items will ensure your dog can be returned to you quickly and easily. Have a good safety adventure with your dog.