Owning a dog is all about responsibility and this begins by wishing to own a dog in the first place for the right reasons. Dogs are supposed to be our companions and become a member of the family.
When you own a dog you wish for him / her to become all that he / she can be, you wish to help your canine companion through life being happy and content.
Some people will obtain a dog for the wrong reasons, to breed dogs and make money or perhaps as a guard dog. Many people will enter into breeding dogs purely for the money and thinking that it is easy money.
This is so wrong. Breeding dogs can and invariably does work out expensive. It is not always as simple as it may appear either; there can be complications during the birth and the heartache of losing 1 or more of the puppies.
Owning a dog as a guard dog is fine but you must know what you are doing. A lot of people keep the dog away from other dogs and people thinking that this is what the dog requires in order to make it more protective. This behaviour only makes the dog more aggressive and fearful of other dogs and people, the dog’s fear can also make it destructive.
Prior to purchasing your dog complete some research on your chosen breed and ascertain truthfully why you wish to own a dog in the first place.
Allow your dog to meet and greet just about any situation that he/she can, let them mix and interact with plenty of other dogs. By permitting and encouraging your dog to socialize you are being a responsible owner. Ensure that you take your pooch along to the vet for regular check-ups and vaccinations.
Make certain that you worm your dog regularly and also treat them for fleas and ticks. When you are out and about with your dog always pick up after him / her.
Above all else make sure that you spend some decent quality time with your loyal friend and make the most of each precious moment that they grace your life, not everyone is fortunate enough to experience the true bond that lies between an owner and their dog.