Things to Consider Before Getting a Dog

Pet

We know what they said about it, a dog is a man’s best friend. And perhaps if you’re an animal lover chances are you’re going to squeal when you see a dog. Perhaps the thought of having a dog has crossed your mind, or you’re planning to get one right away.
Whether you’re buying or adopting a dog, taking care of it is not as easy as you thought.
In this article, we’re going to list some things to consider before getting a dog, make sure you read this before you get your dog, hopefully, you know on what to do later after reading this article.

You Have to Invest Your Time

DogWhen adopting or buying a dog, you have to invest your time for your dog. Your time will go on playing with them, training and feeding them. If you feel like you’re a busy person, you might not want to get a dog as a neglecting a dog might turn it into wild and uncontrollable.
Not to mention that you still have to clean up their mess and make sure to shower them at least once a month, if you’re busy, make sure to think again before having a dog in your house.

Allergies

Do you have allergies? Perhaps you wouldn’t know it as you only spent a minute or two with your friend’s dog. If you or a family member has allergies, you might not want to get a dog. Consult with your doctor about this, as some breed might trigger your allergy while some don’t.

You Have to Invest Your Money

MoneyBesides investing your time, you have to invest your money as well when you get a dog. There are many things that you have to buy starting with a collar, leash, shampoo, dog food, cage and even clothes for the dog itself. To make matters worse, some breed requires a high-quality dog food, which will not be cheap.
If you’re sure that you can afford on keeping a dog, then proceed to get one.

Suitable Place

In case you’re going to get a dog, ask yourself if your place is appropriate to keep a dog. A condo or an apartment is out of the question as they are not ideal for a dog, and if you have a house but no backyard, you’re going to have the walk a dog every day, or else the dog might get stressed with all the energy.

How To Train A Pet

People who own pets will tell you that pets are the most faithful friends. A pet is always loyal and will be waiting to make you happy all day. You know the feeling that one gets when their pet cat or dog runs for them after job? It is priceless right? But pets have a dark side if they are not adequately trained. They can mess up the whole house not minding if you are having visitors or not. It is for this reason that you must train your pet. A trained pet is lovelier. A pet should know where to answer calls of nature and where to sleep. This way they will not shame you when they pee right on the carpet with a house full of friends. Training a pet requires some things discussed below

Training a pet

Consistency

If you want to succeed in training your pet, you must stick to one routine. Teach it one thing at a go until they are perfect in it. Jumping from one training to another gets the pets confused and will never get a thing. It will get even worse. Use the same words when during training until they learn. The number of people doing the training matters a lot as well. If possible let the pet be trained by one person. If the trainer is not available for one reason or another, they can leave a tutorial to whoever will take over the lesson.

Do not shout

If you want your pet never to learn, keep on shouting at them. Just the way human beings do not like being shouted at, the same applies to dogs. If you have to correct him, use kind words and be calm. They learn more from calm talk than yelling. You will totally lose it if you keep on shouting.

Reward

We all love being congratulated for work well done. The Same case applies to pets. After a successful training, let them fell appreciated. You can sing their best song, or buy them their loved meal. This motivates him or her to achieve more in the next lesson. You can even take them out for a walk if they love so.

Patience

Patience is key when training a pet. You will find them doing the exact thing you denied them. If you lose patience, you will end up yelling. Remember we said that yelling at them is the start of all failures in training. If you have to win in the training session, you MUST be very patient.