Maryland Pet

Adjusting Your Schedule When Adopting a New Puppy

It’s not an easy thing to adopt a puppy, not in the way of being unable to come by a cute and adorable puppy that will fit into your lifestyle, but because to adopt a puppy means that you will necessarily need to adjust your life to fit the puppy.

You will need to change things around so that you can adapt to cater to your new puppy’s needs. This means that in the initial stages at least you will need to make sure that you are close by your puppy and ready and willing to give him the love and comfort that he needs having been separated from everything that he knew up to this point.

When you adopt a puppy you will need to be willing to devote at least some time in these initial stages to housetraining him. Or if you don’t have the time to do this, you need to be willing to at least send your puppy to the canine version of kindergarten. Before you do any of these things though you should have an idea of what your cute looking puppy is going to look like as a fully grown adult dog.

Now at this stage you are probably thinking that who cares what the dog looks like as an adult right? Well this attitude will get you into a lot of trouble as each type of dog breed has its own temperament. Some puppies will love being the life and soul of the party. Other puppies will attach themselves to one person.

Still other dogs have finicky tastes while others will devour everything that you put in front of them and stuff you never thought about placing. Basically when you adopt a puppy you are bringing a small animal into your life. This animal is dependent on your for all aspects of living. This will not prevent your puppy from growing into an adult dog with a mind of its own.

So before you adopt a puppy take a good look at what your cute puppy of today looks like tomorrow. You will then know how much of space this puppy will need. The space needs to be for the indoors and outdoors. You need to know if your puppy is the type who is happier with a task to do outside like Alsatians or Dobermans. These large sized dogs are well suited to guarding your home and property.

Once you have an idea of the puppy’s temperament you need to know just how much you can spend on food, toys, veterinary trips, medicine and discipline. Now these items are necessary for the physical, emotional and mental health of your new puppy. Of course all of these concerns shouldn’t put you off wanting the companionship of a puppy.

You should however be prepared for how much your life will change when you adopt a puppy. This cute bundle of mischief has the ability of bringing joy and laughter into your life.

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