Thursday, March 19, 2015

Great Reasons For Having A Family Dog

When you have a big family and a lovely big home, you can still feel like something is missing. Many people dream of having a big family and enjoying life in the country, and they nearly all picture that life with a family pet. Dogs make a house a home, and complete a family. Whether your ideal dog is big or small, having a pet in the house can be a wonderful  experience for the kids and makes a great companion and playmate for them too.

If you are lucky enough to have a big house in the countryside, you probably have plenty of outdoor space to keep a dog happy. You can probably find plenty of great places to take all the family and the dog for lovely long walks. Finding dogs for sale online is easy these days. Having a big house and lots of room to roam means you can take on some of the bigger breeds too. If big dogs are the way to your heart, see if you can find one for sale today.

For those of us in smaller accommodation, it is still possible to have a family pet. You may need to check out the smaller breeds, and have some great ideas about good local walks close to you. Even if you don’t have a yard or a garden, it is possible to have a small dog. You will need to take your dog out for more walks and spend more quality time outside, but that may benefit you as much as the dog. Children love pets, and they love taking on the responsibility of pet ownership. City living may require more adult supervision when taking your dog for a walk, but the whole family can still enjoy owning a city pet.

If you wish to prepare your home for a new puppy, you may want to put all your valuables and shoes away in a closet. Puppies love to chew just as much as a teething toddler would. If you have two storeys, you can install a stair gate to keep your puppy downstairs, especially when the children are sleeping. Kids love nothing more than snuggling up with their pets to sleep, but you may feel the hygiene risks are too high for very small children. A doggy stuffed toy may be more appropriate here.

Whatever kind of dog you get, it will be an important addition to the family and will be loved just as much as everyone else. You will have to set rules about behavior and even invest in some puppy training classes. Most families never have any problems with their dogs, but some can turn out to be dysfunctional and badly behaved. If you feel your dog is a danger to your children, you must seek a behavior counselor at once for advice and keep the dog away until the problem is resolved. All children love a puppy, so treat yours to a lifetime of love from a new dog.

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  1. I'm thankful for mine as well. I can't imagine life without my furry friends.


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