The latest Guide to Taking Care of Your Most Loyal Friend
Caring for Dogs and Puppies: Understanding Your Dog or Puppy:
Buying a dog and puppy is a huge responsibility. You must ensure that your new pet is comfortable and healthy and you must care for it too.
First Things First:
At first, you and your surroundings will be new to your dog and puppy. It is important to communicate with it lovingly right from the beginning so that it can learn to trust you and form a bond with you.
Any dog or puppy will be restless in its new surroundings and it is your responsibility to make it feel wanted and cared for. Do not try to teach it to do tricks on the first day, nor force it to do things it does not want to do.
Introduce it to your house and all the family members so that it feels like a part of your family.
To Show You Care:
Bringing a dog or puppy home is a big responsibility. You have to look after your pet like you would look after a baby. Your dog or puppy’s health depends entirely on you.
With the support of your family, you have to look after the diet of your pet. You also have to take the time to walk your dog or puppy regularly so that it gets its exercise.
You will need to teach it manners so that it does not upset other family members or dirty the house.
*Exercise is as important for your dog or puppy as it is for you.
Top Tips about your Dog and Puppy:
You should let your dog and puppy smell everything around the house when it arrives for the first time. This will introduce your dog or puppy to the house and make it feel at home.
One and Many Pets:
When you buy a dog or puppy, you need to know the different breeds available and the one that is most suitable for you and your family.
Breeds and All:
There are two types of dogs – purebred and mixed breed. Each breed of dog has a distinct personality.
Other factors that you must also keep in mind are the temperament, size of the dog, and its coat.
Some breeds have traits, like hyperactivity or a tendency for barking, that may be a problem for you.
*A dog is supposed to be a very loyal animal. Your dog can be your best friend.
The fox terrier refers to two different breeds of dogs: the smooth fox terrier and the wire fox terrier.
The two terrier breeds are distinguished by their coats. The smooth fox terrier has a smooth, flat, and dense coat, while the wire fox terrier has a coat with a dense, wiry texture.
Both these breeds of terrier are quite friendly and enjoy being a part of the family and so make good pets.
*The fox terrier got its name as it was traditionally used to help hunt foxes.
The St. Bernard dog is a large breed of dog. There are two varieties of the breed – the smooth-coat and the rough-coat variety. St. Bernard is an excellent choice as a family dog.
They also make good watchdogs. Their sheer size can scare strangers! However, they are actually quite gentle. St. Bernards grow and gain weight very quickly. They can be prone to weak bones if they do not get proper food and exercise.
*St. Bernard is the heaviest breed of dog in the world!
The poodle comes in three sizes – standard, miniature, and toy. The hair on the animal’s body is curly and forms small clumps of curly ringlets.
Poodles are intelligent, alert, and active. They are excellent watchdogs and are good pets. Poodles are also very easy to train.
Common Questions about Pets:
Question: Which is the most famous St. Bernard?
Answer: Barry, the brave St. Bernard, saved many lives. There is a monument to Barry in the Climetiere des Chiens, and his body is preserved in the Natural History Museum in Berne.
The One I Want:
After you have chosen the breed of dog or puppy you want to buy, there are some other things that you have to keep in mind before making the final decision.
How Do I Buy Dog and Puppy?
Try to buy your dog or puppy directly from a breeder. They will be able to tell you about the nature of each dog or puppy under their care.
See for yourself how the puppy or the dog reacts when you try to pet it. If it is friendly at first, it is more likely to stay friendly when you take it home.
You also have to decide whether you want a male or a female dog.
*Buy a female dog only if you are sure that you will be able to take care of it if it has pubs.
Going To a Pet Shop:
You can buy your dog or puppy from a pet shop. While this is common, you should consider some things carefully before you do.
A pet shop is unlikely to have as much knowledge of a particular dog or puppy that a breeder would have.
Ask about the background of the dog or puppy, and what its vet history is in terms of vaccinations.
An animal shelter is a good option if you want to give an orphaned dog or puppy a new home.
Many dogs and puppies there will have been with a family before, so they might already be housetrained.
Be aware though: sadly, some will have been mistreated in the past. You will have to love them to earn their confidence and love.
*Dogs in animal shelters and rescue organizations wait eagerly for a good home. You could take one as your pet and care for it.
Common Questions about Dog and Puppy:
Question: Where else could I buy my dog or puppy from?
Answer: You could buy your dog or puppy from a rescue organization.
These organizations find homes for dogs and puppies that have been abandoned and have no home.
These organizations also rescue dogs and puppies when they are not being treated properly.