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Training and Recognition

A large number of people buy or adopt a dog but don’t know how to train it. This can lead to all kinds of problems, with many dog owners eventually getting rid of their dogs.

However, if you learn how to train your dog and learn how to teach your dog his name, you can have a much more positive, closer relationship with your new pet. It may take some time, but once your dog becomes more obedient and responds to your commands, life will be much easier for you and your pet.

Minding Your New Dog

Most people live hectic lives, so it’s essential to put in place arrangements and facilities in your home that make it easier to mind your dog. If you are away a lot, you may need to hire a pet sitter who can ensure that your pet is safe at all times and that they get the necessary amount of exercise each day. You should also ensure that your dog won’t escape from your home by adding the necessary fencing and other features.

Breed of Dog

With so many dog breeds, it can be difficult to know which type of dog to adopt or purchase. The breed of dog you eventually choose comes down to what type of dog is the most suitable for your personal circumstances.

A large dog may not be a good fit for someone who lives in an apartment, a more aggressive or lively dog may not be suitable if you have young kids in your home, while a dog that has a long coat may not be the ideal pet for someone who does not have the time to groom their pet on a regular basis.

If you are looking for a certain breed of dog, before buying, you might check out the many rescues that are out there.  For example, there are Lab Rescues, German Shepherd Rescues, Pit Bull Rescues, etc.  There is a rescue for almost every type of dog breed out there.  By adopting, you are not only saving a dog but you are giving another dog a chance to be saved!

Age

Some people love to bring a new puppy into their home while other people prefer a more mature dog. In the case of a puppy, it needs to be trained properly because it can cause some serious damage, especially if it goes through a chewing phase where every shoe in your home is a target for your puppy’s teeth.  If you are looking for an older dog that is house trained and is out of the chewing phase, be sure to look at your local animal shelter.

Coat

As mentioned earlier, different dog breeds have different types of coats. Some are long-haired breeds that need to be taken care of on a regular basis and shed their hair quite often. If you think this is an issue, you may need to think carefully about the type of coat the dog has before you adopt.

As you can see, there are many factors you should consider before you eventually adopt a new dog. Once you address each of these factors, you will be in a much better position to select a dog that’s right for you.

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