Before getting a dog, there are a few things to consider. At times, after considering the methods which follow, people have chosen not to get a dog. Please, I leave that up to you, but these are facts...

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Cost

A dog is an expense that cannot be claimed on taxes. Much like people, dogs, too, have to eat. Most people spend anywhere from twenty to fifty dollars a week on dog food. This depends on the size of the dog, and how much the dog ways.

The dog will also need medical treatment at first, and that is very expensive. Of course, you cannot forget the monthly haircut and nail treatment.

Home

Just as a long-lost family members can disrupt a household, dogs can disrupt a household, too. Almost always, a dog will not be trained to go to the bathroom outside, especially when it is a new living facility for the animal. The owner of the dog will have to lay down mats the dog can use for the bathroom for a while. If being placed in the bathroom is not working, and your dog ends up going on the carpet in the house, it could get to the point where the carpet is saturated and needs to be replaced. National Carpet Mill Outlet  is a good example of a place that you could consult with if you're looking to replace your carpet.

This means a person will have to watch how long they stay out on any given nights, and they will have to hire someone to watch the dog if they go away. If not, the dog owner will come home to find an odd smell...

Climate

There are certain breeds that are prone to certain kinds of weather. For example, a belgian malinois is prone to cold weather, while other breeds are prone to warm weather. The way to solve this problem is to ask the facility representative where the dog is being purchased, and this is why it is better to purchase a dog from a professional facility, rather than off the street.

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Love

Much like a human being, pets need love. A dog earner will have to take time out of everyday to spend with the dog. This mean tickling the dog, and taking the dog to the park. This will develop a great relationship, and this is also where the dog will learn right from wrong concerning the owner's teaching.

Some Type Of Insurance

A dog can run away, or, worse, get stolen. This is why it is it is best for the dog earner to purchase insurance. of course, this is another expense to include within the monthly bills. The best thing to do is speak with the veterinarian.

 

Chaleigh Glass

Chaleigh Glass is a freelance writer that lives in NYC. She writes about anything from St. John’s law firms, to how to baby proof your home. In her spare time she likes to golf, snowboard, and take lifestyle photos. 

 

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While bringing home a rescue dog can be exciting for you, it can be terrifying to your new dog, especially if he is a more timid sort. Oftentimes, rescue dogs have gone through some sort of trauma, whether it's the trauma of abandonment, abuse, or having been a stray for an extended period of time. Before you bring your new family member home, put a plan in place for helping him adjust quickly to his new forever home. 

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Give Three Days of No Demands
If your dog is particularly nervous, let him have space. Don't force attention he may not want; if he wants to be left alone, respect that. Give him his own space with a comfortable bed, food and water, toys/treats, and a kennel. Dogs are den creatures and feel more secure in their environment when they have their own "den" to escape to when they're feeling overwhelmed. Take him outside when he needs to, go for walks for exercise, and monitor him closely. Potty accidents, hole digging, or other destructive behavior can't occur if he's closely supervised. Make sure he feels safe, but also knows the rules. Be firm.

Provide Structure
Be consistent with your dog and use positive reinforcement. Simply put, bad behaviors get ignored or redirected and good behaviors get endless amounts of praise. When your new dog goes potty outside, make it a happy time. Lots of happy praise and treats will make your dog realize that going outside is what makes his new family happy. If he has an accident in the house, immediately take him outside and praise him heavily when he does his business where he's supposed to. However, don't be overly permissive. Yes, your dog has had a hard time, but that doesn't excuse poor behavior like growling, jumping, or destroying household items. 

Don't Bombard Him
You'll want to show your new furry friend off to everyone you know, but it's best to keep the environment quiet for a few weeks. One or two people coming in and out probably won't stress your pet out, but a birthday party or barbecue absolutely will. Avoid places like pet stores, dog parks, or other heavily populated social places, too. He needs to focus on adjusting to his new home and dropping new people or places in on him during this adjustment period can cause setbacks in getting adjusted. Make sure your dog won’t attack strangers. Often rescues have adapted to become more aggressive to deal with their environments. According to Taylor and Blair, personal injury lawyers in Surry BC, they say it is great to praise soft play. Be sure before they meet new people and animals they are well trained enough to avoid an accident like this.

The basic rule of having a new rescue dog is to keep things quiet. Allow him time to learn about his new people, his new bed, and his new rules. He's gone from a noisy shelter environment to a home and that can be intimidating, no matter how good of a change it is. If you ever have any dog behavior questions, contact a professional dog trainer to help you stay on the right track for a long lasting relationship with your dog.

 

Brooke ChaplanBrooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She has lived and worked in her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico after her graduation from the University of New Mexico. Contact her via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.

 

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