Guide to Puppy Ownership
Many people get excited with the idea of owning a puppy. There are many dog lovers in the world, and there are those who get really envious when they meet a person walking a dog down the street or in the park and they resolve to get one also for themselves. You should ask yourself some important questions if you want to have a puppy of your own.
There are a lot of responsibilities in owning a dog. Puppies cannot fend for themselves and so they are dependent on their owners to give them food and water every day. Your life has to include your dog in everything you do and so when you are making plans you need to consider him in everything you do. You should allow your dog to go outside once in a while and walk him down the street or in the park. When there is a dog at home, you just done schedule a vacation without considering where you will leave your dog. So if you are really going away for a vacation then you should be responsible enough to contact someone who can take care of your pet while you are away. If there is no one to delegate the job to, you can put your puppy in a dog boarding facility. Remember that dogs demand a lot of attention so you will have to be willing to give them your time and your love. You should personally give them their food and take time to play with them outdoors.
You cannot compare dogs with independent cats since dogs really look for their humans when they are left alone at home even for awhile. When it comes to needs, dogs have more needs than cats and you cannot leave them for longer periods of time. Don’t get a dog if you have a full time job and you would have to leave your pet by himself the whole day. But if your work is at home or there is somebody to be with the dog during the day, then it is alright to get yourself a dog.
The expense when you buy a puppy is not only confined to the price or the payment for the puppy itself. Food, vet bills, flees and tick medication, and vaccinations are included In the expenses you will have upon owning a dog. You need to buy a weekly supply of food, toys, bowls for food and water, and a bed. A dog walker is also needed to walk your pet in case you can do I yourself. Another source of expenses is when you need to go away and you have to hire a dog walker to do the walking f you. Pet insurance is another expensive item in your expense lists.