5 Most Important Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

Things you need to know before buying a puppy

5 Most Important Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy
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Have you been planning to buy a puppy lately? While owning a dog is extremely delightful, it is important to remember that dog ownership is a huge responsibility and you need to be well prepared for it. You need to know everyhting about puppy that you are going to buy including its food, behaviour, space, expenses etc. Here we are presenting a list of 5 most important things that you consider when buying a puppy to bring to your home.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."- Josh Billings. 

There are a few things you need to consider seriously before rushing to pick your cute, furry, four-legged friend. There is intense commitment involved for a dog owner and you must be ready for it. You will be surprised to know how much sacrifice and time needs to be invested with these adorable little paws. The average lifespan of a dog lies between 15-20 years. For your pet's entire lifespan, you must be capable enough to provide it with food, shelter health care, and other everyday essentials. Adopting a puppy is no different than adopting a baby.

So, think carefully what you are getting yourself into before buying a pet. You don't want to enter this parenthood phase without having all the information you need.  

5 Most Important Things to Consider Before Buying a Puppy Dog

1. Knowledge of Different Breeds  

Research breeds before choosing a dog. Not every dog breed is the same and hence each breed has different needs. Every breed has a unique personality and temperament of its own and knowing in advance can save you a lot of your energy and time. Understanding the origin of the breed and the climatic conditions they are usually adaptable with is a good way to start knowing the breed you want.  

2. Expenses with your Dog  

Do you have any idea how much money would go out of your pockets with your little friend in your life? The expenses for a pet doesn't stop at its purchasing fee. Consider it as the beginning only. The timely shots at the veterinarian, heartworm medication, flea, tick prevention and additional procedures can cost you a fortune. In addition to healthcare, there are expenses involved in its food and daily essentials as well. After all, you will want your pet to have all the best possible amenities that you can provide.  

3. Time and Care for your Puppy  

They are like babies and will need your ample attention and care. They need to be fed and taken out for strolls regularly. If you work for eight to nine hours a day, consider what you are going to do with your pet when you’re gone. Pets don't respond well to solitude. There might be different temperament issues if your pet feels lonely most of the time. You need to be there for them. You might have to sacrifice your trips or last-minute weekend plans for your furry friend. If you are not ready for that kind of commitment, I would advise you to abstain from buying yourself a puppy.  

4. Puppy Training  

For the first few months, you need to take extreme care of your puppy. Puppies can be pretty needy. It is tough to keep an eye on them all the time. They have the urge to chew on almost anything they are capable of chewing (shoes, chords, furniture, etc.) during the first couple of months. You have to potty train them as well if you don't want your house to be a total mess.  

5. The Right Home for your Puppy  

Are you someone who is obsessed with a spotless home?   

Then, you might want to reconsider adopting a puppy. Let's face the facts here. Having a puppy in your house might make it a messy business. You can't control everything your fluffy friend decides to do around the house. You need a good amount of space for your dog to be comfortable. Make sure that your apartment building allows pets. Also, another important thing you need to consider is if anyone in your family has certain allergies to pets.  

So, if all the above factors are suitable for you, you are definitely ready for a pet in your life. Please make sure to talk to someone who has enough experience with pets. That might be of great help. In spite of all these issues, I would say that a pet can bring great joy and life to your family. Trust me on this. I have experience with pet care and I love my dog so much.  It completes my family. After work, when I see my fluff ball at home waving his tail and eagerly waiting for me, none of these hardships matter to me. You might be amazed how much your pet can uplift your mood if you are having a hard day. It is totally worth all the sacrifices and trouble.  

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