We love our dogs as if they were our tiny, fluffy children, even though they aren’t ours by blood. Pet ownership comes with its own set of difficulties, but you may have the happiest pet in the neighbourhood with the appropriate methods. If you’re seeking characteristics to determine if you’re a good dog parent or not, here are a few that every good dog parent has:
Good dog parents always choose the right dog!
Good dog parents always select a dog that is a perfect fit for their lifestyle – or are willing to adapt their lifestyle to accommodate their four-legged family.
Consider your lifestyle and choose a new best friend who is a good fit before bringing a dog into your heart and house. For example, do you have a job that requires you to work long hours away from home? It’s possible that a young puppy in need of training is not a good option. Do you prefer to be active or relax with a good book or movie? Active families will love high-energy dogs, while more laid-back dogs can enjoy cuddling on the sofa with you.
Do you live in a house with a yard or in an apartment that doesn’t have one? Remember that your dog will be completely reliant on you for everything, including meals, exercise, potty breaks, and snuggle time.
Good dog parents think of them as a lifetime company!
Before making important life decisions, good dog parents usually think about their dog. Dogs can live anywhere from 10 to 20 years, depending on their size and breed. In ten or twenty years, much can change, like occupations, living arrangements, and habits.
Good dog parents always train their dogs!
Dog owners that are responsible take the time to train their pets. Training a dog is beneficial for bonding and increasing communication, but it is also necessary for peaceful ownership. Basic cue training, such as sit, stay, lay down, and come, as well as teaching your dog basic manners like not leaping on visitors or shredding the sofa cushions, are essential for a happy, safe, and pleasant life with a dog.