Several months of preparation go into making a house gracious enough, to welcome a newly born member in a family. Similarly, for a dog, we must take into consideration that it is a new member coming into our family, who needs to be accepted with love and warmth.
These preparations also depend on the kind, age, size and breed of the dog that is going to be included in the family. For instance, for a puppy, the kind of deliberation is going to be slightly different from the thought process we have when an adult dog becomes a part of the family. Let’s further explore few of these considerations we need to think upfront.
Space is a crucial factor when making such a decision. Animals need space to display their natural behavior such as running, playing and exploring. There has to be ample space for the pet to move and just be. Thus, if you are living in a studio or small apartment and you can’t manage a bigger space don’t get yourself a large dog, try and find a smaller dog breed that fits your space limitations. Likely, if you have no such limitation, go ahead and make a big canine a part of your clan.
Also, your finances should complement the kind of space you’re planning to devote for your pet. Maintenance of space seeks for complimenting finances, hence that should also be one of the primary concerns. Adopting a shelter dog and giving the warmth of family is not only one of the noblest things to do as an expression of humanity but also, financially a wise decision. But, if you are bringing in a purebred breed dog, the cost of acquiring is very high and also the expenditure you might incur on its upkeep. Food, grooming, vaccinations amidst many other things are needed for your doggie. Thus, don’t forget to sort out your finances beforehand.
Another major concern is the compatibility that should ideally exist between the pet and you, which includes the entire family. Important it is to understand that the one who suffers due to lack of compatibility of temperament is the pet because they can’t even speak about their problems like humans do. Hence, one should give utmost attention to this fact when bringing in an adult dog since that dog’s conditioning has already been done so far and now it gets a tad difficult to mould them into the family’s complexion. This becomes a positive attribute when one welcomes a pup into their home because its behavior can still be fashioned at the family’s discretion. Adequate steps should be taken in time to encounter such exchange of values from both the ends.
Always ensure that the animal rights are never exploited and they are being treated with humanity and benevolence. After all, a dog wants is the love of their master. Make sure you have this ingredient in place before thinking about any of the above when choosing your four-legged friend!!