The Important Things to Consider Before You Adopt a Dog

The Important Things to Consider Before You Adopt a Dog

Have you done homework, such as reading about housebreaking, training, behavioral problems, and daily care of a dog? And what kinds of dogs are best for you and your family? Do you have a busy schedule or long hours? Puppies and young dogs require a lot of time and attention. Puppies can hold their bladders only 4 or 5 hours. Young dogs and even older dogs of active breeds require lots of exercise every day or behavioral problems will arise. A more mature, calmer dog will be a better choice.

Key Takeaways:

  • A dog can be a loving companion, a goofy buddy, an exercise partner, and more, but dog ownership is also a lot of work.
  • Puppies are about twenty times more difficult for the first 1-2 years than an adopted dog.
  • Major medical issues are pretty common over the lifespan of a dog so be prepared to make difficult decision

“A dog can be a loving companion, a goofy buddy, an exercise partner, and more, but dog ownership is also a lot of work. Training and caring for your pup requires time and money, and adopting a dog is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.”

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