Have you owned a dog before? Or, are you planning to own a dog? There are several different types of dogs. And, all dogs will not suit you. This is why you should understand the dog and figure out if it would suit your lifestyle. Here are a few important questions you should ask yourself. These questions will help you buy the right dog.
#1 Your Home?
Does your home have many young kids, frail adults, and disabled people? If yes, you should buy a gentle dog. Try to keep toy breeds away from an active household. That is because toy dog breeds are likely to be squashed or trampled by little ones. Sooner, the dogs may bark and bite your youngsters. On the other hand, rambunctious and huge dogs can knock elders or children down.
#2 Your Money?
How much grooming and shedding can you handle? Dogs are bound to shed fur at some time or the other. If your dog has several coats (like Akitas and chows), your home can become messy. Some people develop allergy attacks to dog fur. Meanwhile, poodle mixes don’t shed hair but they need lots of professional grooming. So, you should consider the amount of time and money you can spend grooming your furry friend.
#3 Your Lifestyle?
Are you planning to be very active with your pet dog? This is a very important question to ask! If you are not active, don’t go for dogs that require plenty of outdoor activities. This means you shouldn’t buy Huskies or golden retrievers. Dogs should get plenty of outdoor exposure. Without the right amount of outdoor fun, dogs can become boring and destructive.
#4 Your Care?
Finally, you must figure out who would take care of your pet dog. All dogs require attention. Without attention, dogs can become very violent and emotionally down.