Choosing a pet can be exciting and dogs make amazing companions and bring lots of cheerfulness to your household. However you have to make sure you pick the right dog for your family and your circumstances.
When choosing a pet , so many questions run through our mind.
If you are thinking about getting a dog and you have never had one, please do some research first on how to choose a dog. Learn about what’s involved in having a dog: basic dog care, medical needs, training and behaviour.
In particular, ask yourself the following:
• Do I have the time to spare and attention he/she deserves?
• Am I able to offer our new comer enough daily exercise and interaction with people and other animals?
• Can I financially afford the costs of having a pet (food, vet care, grooming and such as medication)?
• Are my emotional expectations realistic? (A dog is not a furry little person.)
• Will she/he be living in the house or outdoors?
• What’s the best dog breed for me?” “Will he be a good fit with my family?”
• Think about how big he’ll be and how active he’ll be when he grows up
Should I get a puppy?
The first question that new owners ask is whether they should get a puppy or a mature dog. Puppies need constant attention, care and teaching.
Do you have the time or the inclination to raise a puppy?
Do you have the time to properly train your puppy?
To grow into emotionally balanced and safe dogs, puppies must also be socialise and interact with others. Dogs must be trained to behave appropriately in different settings: around children and other animals, on busy city streets, in parks, around people who are strangers.
Should I get a purebred dog or adopt one?
If you decide you would like a purebred dog, please study the different breeds in details before choosing a dog. Dog breeds vary in their size, temperament, the amount of exercise and the amount of care (e.g., grooming) they require.
Bear in mind that almost every dog breed was created for a purpose: herding, guarding or hunting etc…
Knowing the main characteristics of a breed could help you decide whether a particular breed is fit for your family’s lifestyle.
Your plain old mutt is actually a much more adaptable dog for the way that most people live today, since most people don’t need a dog who excels at hunting or herding!
Time to time we also have planned litter however we tend to choose our puppy owners very carefully. If you feel that you are ready for a lifetime commitment to a dog, do your homework and contact us here.