Picking the right type of dog is vital for first time pet owners. Like humans, all dogs come in different shapes and sizes, and therefore require care catered towards their specific needs. Prospective dog owners should be sure to accommodate their style of living to fit the needs of their specific breed.
The first factor to consider when choosing the right dog is age. With a young dog comes patience. Puppies require extensive care and training. When caring for a puppy, one should expect to have chew toys ready and keep all harmful products out of reach (medicines, chocolate, etc).
When it comes to the size of one’s living space, some dogs require more comfort space than others. Because apartments are usually small and rented or leased rather than owned, tenants should check with their landlords beforehand. Some rental properties have certain weight restrictions on dogs. Homeowners too should consider the size of their home. Larger dogs often do well in spacious homes with plenty of room to roam.
Labrador Retrievers are a great breed for first time pet owners. They are loyal, affectionate, and are recognized for getting along with children.
Australian Cattle Dogs are known for being alert, intelligent, and energetic. Although Australian Cattle Dogs do require routine exercise and grooming, they are recognized as easy to train.
For those prospective pet owners who may not be able to commit to a routine grooming schedule, a Silky Terrier is a must. Silky Terriers have smooth coats and barely shed fur. Some of their positive attributes are affectionate, cheerful, and alert. Silky Terriers are not difficult to train because of their intelligence.
Choosing to get a dog is a big responsibility and accommodating one’s lifestyle adds to this responsibility. These are just a few of the factors to think about when choosing to be a dog owner for the first time.To find the best pet suitable for one’s lifestyle, the best option is to recognize the needs of the specific dog of interest and then determine whether they can fully cater to those needs.