Adopt A Puppy Or An Older Dog ? Choosing the right breed of dog is not the only consideration when buying another pet. Finding an older dog or taking on a rescue dog can be the perfect answer. Not everyone feels the need to buy a puppy.
Many people worry that re-homing a dog might bring more problems than having a new dog, the dog may have been abused by it’s previous owners or been neglected causing it to have anxiety attacks. Whereas having a new puppy is a completely new fresh page. Take a look at this marvellous article by http://www.cesarsway.com/
By Wendy Wilson
Are you thinking of welcoming a new dog into your pack? If so, one of the first decisions to make is whether you’d like to adopt a puppy or an adult.
There really is nothing quite as adorable as a puppy. Cute, cuddly and full of affection, the gaze from a puppy’s big, round eyes can melt any heart. If you adopt a puppy, expect to spend a lot of time with them during their first year of life. You’ll need to care for their every need, teach them how to behave and show them where to spend their time. As they grow up, you’ll help mold their personality and behaviour.
An adult dog can be a delight, too. If you adopt an adult dog, you’ll skip the awkward (and sometimes-destructive!) puppy developmental stages, like teething and potty training. Depending on their history and whether they’ve been trained, you may not need to send them to basic obedience class or housetrain them. After they gets used to your family’s new routine, they will simply be ready to be your constant companion.
Choosing between a puppy and adult can be a challenging task for any dog lover. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Before making a decision, ask yourself these questions:
1. Do you have the time to dedicate to raising and training a puppy?
A puppy requires constant supervision during their first few months of life. You’ll need to take them outside every few hours (at least) to relieve themselves. You’ll need to make sure they’re staying out of trouble. And you’ll need to take them to regular obedience training classes to give them a solid foundation in good behavior. If you work at home or have some flexibility with your schedule, a puppy is for you! If not, consider an adult dog that has been housetrained and is able to mind their manners while you’re away.
2. Is your lifestyle conducive to raising a dog?
Are you a stay-at-home person or a busy out-and-about person? Pet owners who prefer to stay at home rather than go out are a step ahead when it comes to raising a puppy, as toting around a tiny ball of fur isn’t always an easy task – and dogs (even adorable puppies) aren’t welcome everywhere. If you have a busy social schedule that doesn’t allow for puppy raising, consider an adult who is already trained.
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