Guide to Puppy Ownership
Owning a puppy excites many people especially those who has children. Most people love dogs and when you see them walking down your street or in the park, you would soon envy its owner and would also want a pet of your own. You should ask yourself some important questions if you want to have a puppy of your own.
Owning a dog entails a lot of responsibilities. Puppies cannot fend for themselves and so they are dependent on their owners to give them food and water every day. Your days will soon be centered around him and you will need to adjust your plan with him included in it. It is good that your dog can have time to be outdoors and have time to walk down the street or in the park. Dog ownership also involves planning for the dog’s days if you have plans of going on a vacation for some days. If you are going away, you should ask somebody close to you if he or she can take over the puppy responsibilities while you are away. If there is no one available to take care of your dog while you are away, then you should look for a dog boarding facility where you can leave him for a few days. 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. Dogs have more needs than cats and it is not possible to leave them for long periods of time. Full time workers who need to leave their pets all by themselves should remove the idea of having a dog from their minds. 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. Weekly supply of food, toys, bowls for food and water, and a bed are also all necessary to purchase for your pet. Another expense is for hiring a dog walker when you are away from home. Boarding facilities when you are away also entails expenses. Pet insurance should also be added to your expenses.