Whether it is good to choose a puppy?

Posted on October 07 2018

Whether it is good to choose a puppy?

The arrival of a dog in your home is great news. However, adopting a puppy / dog is not a decision to take lightly. As you know, this little ball of hair will ask you a lot of time and attention.

Education will also have an important influence on your dog's behavior, but also on your relationships with him in the long run. Before you rush, take your time on the  choice of the dog . Here are  some tips  to guide you and help you see things more clearly.

1st step: do not choose a dog only for its physical aspect!

For all future dog owners, it is often  the physical aspect  that triggers the crush. The coat, the size, the look and the face of the animal often outweigh the reason of the future owner.

Apart from the physical aspect, each race has its  behavioral characteristics . You need to know the temperament of your future dog before committing yourself. It is also a way to make sure that you will be compatible in order to build a  healthy and  harmonious relationship  .

Once an adult , the dog may no longer match the master or what the dog expects from the dog. The separation remains impossible however and the dog becomes more a load than a companion. Finally, even if it's small, do not forget that depending on the breed, this puppy will grow considerably.

The size of the dog must be an  important criterion  : a large dog is more restrictive to take on vacation and especially more expensive to feed for example. Large dogs require a good education since they can represent a greater danger than a small dog. In the same way, the surface of your house must be able to assume its physical importance.  

Step 2: Review your lifestyle to adapt your choice ...

To know oneself  is essential to choose your dog. First of all, determine your lifestyle, by evaluating your:
  • habitat
  • daily working time
  • free time for your dog
  • Frequency of departure on vacation (can he follow you?)
  • budget to maintain a dog.
You can also  define your personality  to adapt the education that you will give your pet with your behavior. Determine your temperament, whether you are more of a calm or energetic, authoritarian or lax person? Do you want a dog to guard your home or a playmate for you and your children? These aspects remain essential to  be happy with your dog  and make him, too, happy.

Step 3: Choose well based on your criteria and the health status of the dog

D-Day ! You have defined your needs according to your criteria and you will finally choose your dog. The problem with puppies is that they are all cute and you can quickly indulge. Be careful not to be  overwhelmed by  the sight of a puppy who looks sad and abandoned.

However, if you are convinced that one of them will match you, there are still some precautions to take. Examine him and  check his health . He must present:
  • a normal weight and size (it should not be bigger or thinner than the rest of the litter)
  • a silky hair and no red spots on the skin
  • Pink ears and gums with a good smell.
  • clean buttocks without signs of diarrhea, dryness or incontinence.

To conclude...

Take your time. Stay tuned  for breed research  to make a list of those that might be right for you. Then take the initiative to  talk to puppy breeders . They have all the keys and it is they,  the specialists , who will give you their opinion in order to avoid you big disappointments.

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