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Author: Dechen Lau

While you can't recapture your youth, you can fill the gap. And for folk who have kids they're going to get to enjoy the love and attention of their own dog. It'll also help teach them 'some' responsibility. Hey, each kid will commit to taking the dog for walks before you get one, but when the chips are down! Teaching an affection for animals and responsibility are only tiny side advantages of owning a dog. So that the first query you ask do you purchase or to take on a new dog. Both strategies have their pros and cons. Most of us head out to the breeders and pick up a thoroughbred dog occasionally paying huge sums of cash. That is fine if you are going to dog shows and competitions but some of the nicest and best tempered dogs can be discovered at the pound, or in foster care. It is a much less expensive route and it gives a dog a much-needed home. But beware! You must decide what kind of dog, its age and size before you head out the doorway and then stick to it! Once you are at the pound meeting the dogs you will see so many lovable dogs that your heart can run away with you. So make a call and stick to it, irrespective of how much pressure your kids place on you! Talk to your local rescue groups, go and see the fostered dogs.

This could be a good way to find a dog that suits your wishes as you can ask the foster family about the dog before you commit, as well as seeing him in a family surrounding. Whilst puppies are truly lovable and fun, once a dog reaches three or four its personality and behavior is pretty well set. It is also potentially been spayed or fixed and it'll be full grown. You may know precisely what you are getting and be in a position to supply a loving home for ages to come. When you get your dog home there'll be a period of adjustment. This could be a hard time for your dog so additional understanding is required. Your dog may bark, gnaw, scratch and actually have 'accidents' whilst making an attempt to adjust to a new life. It is stressful so make a safe harbor for your dog and give him some space and time to adjust. Exercise is critical so take your dog out and give it all the exercise it desires as quickly as you can after taking it home. This may give you a good indication of how much exercise your dog needs and how well behaved it is. Coaching is important, irrespective of what the history of the dog is.

This may give you valuable revelations into your dogs behavior, ( as well as your own ), and it is great bonding time too. Ensure that you are consistent so that your dog learns a way to behave in the correct way. Follow this straightforward recommendation and you may have a satisfied, healthy, loving, well behaved dog for you and your folks to enjoy for a while to come.

About the author: Dechen Lau is an author and dog lover.

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