Puppies are popular for all the right reasons. They are adorable, energetic, playful, and make loving companions! They are so hard to resist. Did you see a cute puppy at a friend or family’s place and wondering if you should get one? Maybe you saw some puppy pictures and found it hard not toget one! There are lots of decisions to make and factors to consider before you decide to bring a puppy home.
Here are a few things to know before adopting a puppy:
Puppies are irresistible but you will have to keep up with their energy! Raising a puppy requires a higher level of time commitment. If you think you do not have that much time due to work or other responsibilities, you are better of adopting an adult dog who will be much more independent. Young puppies need to be fed a few times a day and they also need to be taken outside immediately when nature calls. Pet parents will not be able to leave their pups alone for more than a few hours, so it is best to keep them in a crate till you return. Be ready to spend extra time with your little furry friend especially during the first few weeks.
Research Dog Breeds
If you have already weighed the pros and cons of getting a puppy and decided to go for it, have you researched which breed you want? An important factor to consider when deciding includes the size of the dog. Do you want a big dog or a small dog? Smaller dogs and puppies are great if you live in a condominium, for example. They do better in smaller spaces and adjust easily. The second thing to consider is hair length. Considering hair type will help you determine how much cleaning and grooming you would need to do. Factor in regular trips to the groomer so your pup can stay clean.
Pet-Proof Your Home
Decided on a breed and got the pup? Pet safety is crucial. It is essential to prepare your home before you bring a new family member. It is important to look around the house and pick up any small items that the puppy can chew on or those that can easily be swallowed. Make sure household items like laundry supplies, cosmetics, vitamins, medicines or children’s toys are put away on a high shelf or table so they are out of reach for the puppy. It is also essential to remove or hide strings, wires, cords, and chargers that can prove to be hazardous for your furry loved one.
Being a pet parent is a rewarding and loving experience. It does require a lot of work at times but when you get used to the cuddles, snuggles, and all the love, you will know it was all worth it! Do you want to head to the nearest pet store to get some goodies for your pet? Need a ride? Paws en route,a GTA-based pet taxi service, provides safe and timely pet transportation. Let us know if you have any questions. Book a ride with us today!