you choose to get a pet dog many factors have
to be considered. One important question we should
always ask ourselves is "Is this the
right time for me to get a dog".
this the right time for me to get a dog?
As well as considering if your current situation
is suitable we should remember that many dogs
can live for up to 15yrs. during which your lifestyles
can change unpredictably, but by asking
the following simple questions you can
get a fair idea of whether a pet dog will suit
your present or your future lifestyle.
you live alone, will you have to leave a
dog alone for long periods.
you any plans for sharing your life with
anyone else, some dogs become very attached
to their owners and may find difficulty
in sharing them
you have a family or are you thinking of
starting one. Dogs and children can be a
happy and rewarding mix, but not all dogs
like children and not all children get on
with dogs. Some dogs are too big, some are
too small which cannot be changed and many
can be too boisterous, playful or even jealous,
however these are traits that can usually
be altered after socialising properly .
you foresee your family structure changing
in any way; children leaving home, other
people coming to live with you, a divorce,
job uncertainty, etc. all of which can affect
both owners and dogs.
you travel a lot, many dogs hate travelling
and many hate the alternative of kennels
or staying with other people.
Do you currently have the time and resources
available. Dogs need to be taken for walks
and to the vet, they will need bathing,
brushing, and grooming as often as necessary?
Does your lifestyle currently give you enough
time for this
you confident you are likely to be healthy
enough to cope with the demands of a pet.
In summary, many of the questons I have
posed may be about your future lifestyle, but
there are some basic questions, relevant to
your current situation, you can answer immediately.
hope this has been helpful?
is your worki/life schedule like?
Do you work long hours?
How active are you (are you prepared for
and capable of extra exercise)?
Many dogs can live 15 or more years. Are
you ready for that kind of commitment?
you afford to buy and maintain a dog?
Pet Dog Information.
Advice about dog
finding the best pet dog for you
and your family.
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