While a full advocate of dog obedience training even at the young age of puppy, it needs to be said that like children, dogs are only a puppy for a very short period of time. Yes, it’s a time for training and socialization and housebreaking and everything else that goes along with owning a puppy.
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One of the most exciting events for a family or an individual is bringing home a new puppy. Unfortunately, many people don’t organize themselves or their home for the new arrival. There are several things that can be done to make your puppy’s first few hours in its new home pleasant and enjoyable.
Written Guarantee: Good breeders provide written guarantees against genetic disease. It is essential to get a guarantee on the hips and eyes of your pup, given the epidemics of hip dysplasia and various forms of progressive blindness among the nation’s dogs.
You know when you see a puppy your heart jumps and you just fall in love with it and your mind takes a back seat; but most people forget adopting a puppy or dog is a huge responsibility. Adding a puppy to your household is like having a baby.
There is a right and a wrong way to pick a pooch. The process is a little like dating. The few who find fulfillment in love are those who use their hearts and their heads. There is a special kind of nirvana when a person connects with their canine soul mate. They weren’t fooling when they called dog “man’s best friend.”
So you got a little cutie puppy in your hand. He looks so cute with his little sweet nose and playful eyes. So what next? Naturally, you’ll take the little one home…Wait for a second. It may not be as easy as it seems.
When choosing a dog for a family, it’s important to choose a breed carefully. Particularly nervous or highly strung breeds would not be great around children, particularly younger kids.
First of all, I would advise you to read my article about choosing a dog before you start thinking about buying a puppy. This will help you think about what kind of dog and what aged dog will fit in with you, your family and your lifestyle, both present and future.
Ever wonder why so many pet store puppies are sick or become sick within weeks of bringing them home? The truth about pet store puppies is disturbing. If you’re an animal lover, the following paragraphs will be difficult to read, but simply doing just that could potentially spare a life.
Your kids want a puppy. All your neighbors have dogs. It’s the great American Dream (for children, anyway) to have a dog like Lassie.