Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Dog

Dogs are fun to be around but at times they need a lot of your attention and money too. Here is a list of things that you might consider before getting yourself a dog.

10. Lifelong Pet: Dogs are loving creatures and they form long lasting bonds with the owner. Change in owner can be very stressful for the poor soul. Before getting a dog make sure you are ready for the responsibilities that come along with owning a dog.

9. Keep Things Ready: Shop everything you need to keep a dog before you bring in the dog to your house. These things include a water and food bowl, leash, collar or you might check in the dogs’ corner in the supermarket.

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8. Costly: Owing a dog is pretty expensive. With the average cost of dog including its health care and food supplies, rounds up to $1,000 per year. You may also want to include the emergency care, which can range up to$5, 000 sometimes.

7. Need for Safety: Keep your house dog-proof. Keep away the things that you consider are harmful for your pet. Make sure there are no poisonous plants or any choking material at the reach of your dog. You can always call the help line in case of any emergency.

6. Buckle up for the Work: When you are buying a puppy, you have to start everything from scratch as puppies don’t automatically know where the yard is for the elimination. It becomes your responsibility to train your dog. You may need a lot of time and patience with the training.

5. Be Friendly: Make sure you have plenty of time to socialize your dog and make it human friendly. When over with the puppy years, take your dog out for socializing with other dogs. It keeps your dog happier, healthier and also it will reduce the chances of your dog getting aggressive at the sight of other dogs for human.

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4. Prepared for the Grooming Part:  Consult the experts or Vet about grooming of your dog. Start with smaller sessions and gradually increase the timing of the grooming sessions. After at the end of every grooming session, make sure you reward your dog. It increases the case of learning.

3. Ready to be the Dentist: To decrease the likelihood of dental diseases, you have to brush your dog’s teeth 4-5 times a week. Take recommendations from your vet on your visit about appropriate ways to keep your dog’s teeth clean.

2. Be sure about your Decision: When picking up the dog, make sure this is the right breed for you. Consult your family and work out on the right kind of dog you want to have. You may also want to ask people who have the same breed you want to go to.

1. Vet: Finding a vet before you buy the dog is very important. You may need consultation regarding proper grooming. And also you want to know the proper set up for your dog.

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