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If you decided to buy a puppy, then it is vital you take time to think which breed suits you the most. It is important to choose a reputable breeder from whom you will buy your dog. It is vital that you do the necessary homework before taking the final purchase decision.
Dogs can be high maintenance
Before you go out and buy a dog, examine yourself as to
whether you yourself are ready to have a dog. Puppies are cute and lovable yes,
but they need substantial amounts of money, attention, and time. If you cannot
spare all of these three essential needs, then it would be unfair to the puppy
to bring it home. You must be fully committed to caring for the animal. This is
the correct time to ask yourself a few questions and give honest answers. The
first question in this context is whether you have the time to groom, exercise,
and train the puppy. In case you have a fast life, buying a dog would be a
mistake. You must be financially stable too. Remember that maintaining a dog is
an expensive proposition. If you bring a puppy home, you have to pay for
necessities like a collar, bedding, and toys. The money will also go for
regular and unanticipated veterinary visits. It should also be kept in mind
that a few people are allergic to dogs make sure your family member does not
fall in this category.
Since you have established that you have the money for the
dog's upkeep, then it is time to select the breed of dog most suitable for you.
Research which dog breed best suits your own temperament. Do note that dogs are
available in all sizes, personalities, and shapes. There is a fair chance that
you will suffer a heartbreak if you select the wrong breed. The factors to
incorporate in this decision include whether you live in a flat or a house or
follow a regular work schedule and travel a lot due to your job.
The energy of the dog must match your energy. If you do not
like to go outside and play, then getting an energetic dog will not help
matters. Some dogs need a minimum of a few hours of strenuous exercise. Other
than the energy quotient, some landlords may not like a probable tenant with
If you have already bought
the puppy, it is now time to create a budget for the animal-related expenses —
factor in the money you can spend on veterinary care. When you have a budget in
hand, more realistic expectations of recurring monthly expense can be done. The
exact amounts are hard to find out as the quantity may vary from small amounts
to a substantially larger one.