Introducing a dog to your home is a big step and one that should not be taken lightly. Dog Rescue Centres are inundated with unwanted and abandoned animals this time of year demonstrating the error many people (often parents) make.
So what are the important things to consider before bring a furry friend home?
- Are you able to commit enough time to looking after a dog? Many people in working families think it alright to leave a dog unattended in the house all day. This has a detrimental impact on the health of the dog and its ability to learn and be trained.
- What size is your house and what type of dog are you considering? If you live in a third floor flat with no parks around, is it really fair to have a dog, especially a breed that required plenty of exercise. Spaniels, Labradors and Collies are all prime examples of dogs that need to run around regularly.
- If you are rescuing a dog, it is hard to know what experiences the canine may have had previously. Are you prepared to be patient and introduce a dog with young children?
- Dogs can be expensive, consider food, toys, vet bills and other paraphernalia. Will you be able to properly support a dog?
At the end of the day, the most important thing when bringing to dog to your life is that you are prepared to show the required time and care. It is not a step that should be taken lightly
Finally, make sure that you take the time to train your dog prompt and efficiently. If you need professional assistance at great rates, please let us know. We are happy to help!