If you are considering purchasing a new dog, have you considered all the options available? The obvious choice that people make when considering a new dog is to go to a specific dog breeder. A good dog breeder can sell you a puppy that has been tested for genetic problems, disease, etc. And often it will give you a high quality dog that should be free of the problems that plague a lot of dogs. This is great for most people, but it really comes at a price. There is a choice: adopt a puppy or an adult dog.
There are a large number of homeless dogs in animal shelters or humanitarian societies. These animals are often susceptible to the condition. Either the owner is dead or an older person can no longer bear it. Unfortunately, they lost their homes through no fault of their own. Raising a dog can be a great way to give one of these dogs a loving home.
Many people are concerned that they may end up with an unhealthy dog or a dog that can become aggressive if they get one from a shelter. Most pet stores will test a dog’s good health and good character, so they will tell you about them if there are any problems. Additionally, many shelters offer in-house training to increase a dog’s chances of finding a new home. It is great for everyone! The best way to breed a dog is to go to the nearest pet shelter. Explain to staff what type of dog is right for you and your family. If you have very young children, keep in mind that having a big dog is not a good idea. Similarly, if you have an apartment, consider buying a small dog that doesn’t require a lot of exercise. It will be easier for you to find the perfect dog if you think a little before arriving.
When you bring your new dog home, think about things from their perspective. Bringing your new dog to another new home can be great because your new dog has experienced a lot in the past. The best you can do is put her in a cage first and gradually introduce her into your home, allowing her to swallow each room until she has an idea of her new surroundings. If you’re on a long car trip with you, take her to have her bladder removed from the outside.
Once she is settled, allow her to walk freely through the leash in her house (not yet outside the cage). This will give you an opportunity to find “her” place. By this I mean your favorite place. We all have a place we like to go to, dogs make no difference. If you’ve purchased a new dog bed or blanket for your new arrival, this may be the place to put it. Having a new, comfortable bed will help her settle in as she naturally goes there.
Your new dog can be very calm for the first few days, but don’t worry, this is part of the clearance process. After a while, your dog will be fully established as a new member of the family. Adoption at an animal shelter is a great way to get a new partner and a great way for your dog to have a new and happier future.