Bringing home a new dog
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As the saying goes, ‘A dog is man’s best friend’. For centuries, man has shared life long friendships with these animate beings from the animal kingdom. However, it is important to realize that bringing home a new dog is not a decision that should be made on a whim. In fact, it is essential that you do an adequate amount of research before you bring your new dog home. While researching, information you should look for is the breed of the dog. The breed will help you determine whether that type will be suitable to your lifestyle. Make sure you’ve taken in to consideration the size of the dog. Larger dogs take up more space, are stronger and heavier to manage, and eat more food. In addition, where you get the dog from (adoption or purchase from a dog breeder) is important to decide on at the onset. Read up on the characteristics of the dog, or ask the breeder about the dog’s temperament. Another important aspect to consider is the monetary costs of rearing a dog. It would most likely cost you at least $ 1000 a year towards food, medication, etc.
The better prepared you are for the dog’s arrival; the easier it will be to get him acclimatized to the new surroundings. Things you should purchase before bringing home a new dog include a dog bed, dog collar, dog leashes, identification tag, dog dishes, dog food, dog bones, dog treats, dog toys, dog house and doors, pet door installed in your home, and pet crates. It is crucial that you dog proof your home, before the arrival of you new dog. Repair any damaged fences, doors, screens, etc. Make sure you keep any poisonous substances away from the dog’s reach. Dogs have a curious nature; they tend to eat anything, that’s how they explore things around them.
Once you have brought your new dog home, if you have other pets, make sure they get properly acquainted before you let the new dog freely explore the house. Initially, you may have to...