Owning a dog for the first time is an exciting experience. The United States is home to over 75 million pet dogs. However, living with a dog is not the same as owning one.
Some of us grew up while seeing a dog in our homes, but the way you live as an adult differs in many ways to how your life was when you were a kid. With that in mind, it’s advisable to put into consideration the breed, size, and behavior of the dog you are looking to buy or adopt, to ensure both of you can get along well.
When looking for a dog, you need to ask yourself some critical questions. Three of these questions include-:
How often do you exercise?
When looking for your first dog, you will most likely have a particular breed in mind. Most of the shepherd breed dogs look fantastic. Chances are it will take you time to change your behavior despite owning a new dog.
It’s important to remember that you are the one to take care of your dog and not vice versa. It is your responsibility to make sure your dog is exercising enough based on size and breed; otherwise, the health of your dog will be in danger.
For less active people, they should go for dogs that do not need much walking. Breeds such as bulldogs and pugs require less exercise but prefer daily walks. On the other hand, Retrievers and Shepherd dogs prefer running around and are suitable for someone active.
Continue to page 2 to see other pointers when considering a dog.