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New Puppy - Learn The Responsibilities Of Caring For Your New Dog

Taking care of a new dog isn't just about feeding and taking him out to the bathroom. He will need your loving affection, constant supervision, and mild training, especially during his first few days home and during most of the housebreaking phase.

The amount of time it takes to maintain puppy care depends on the breed. For instance, if you are planning to own an English Shepherd, you need to know that this active and intelligent breed requires plenty of exercise and training.

If you do not have the time to give your dog adequate exercise, you might consider getting a smaller dog instead, such as a Boston Terrier or a Miniature Pinscher.

Similarly, if you are thinking about getting a Poodle but do not have the time to groom him on a regular basis, consider getting a Chihuahua instead, as they do not need much grooming care.

Your dog's age is also a main factor on the amount of caring he will need. For example, A puppy will require more of your attention than an adult dog.

The Basics Of Taking Care Of A New Puppy

All puppies, regardless of the breed, will need to be house-trained and obedience-trained in order to grow up to be intelligent, well-behaved dogs.

They need to be fed 2 to 3 times a day and they need to be exercised at least twice a day.

Socialization is also required so they won't be frightened or shy around other people and animals. And most importantly, they need to be able to spend time with you, whether it's play time, grooming time, or just sitting beside them while watching television.

And lastly, it is important for you to know that puppies do not tolerate being left alone every single day. They are social animals that need social interaction on a regular basis.

Unlike a hamster or a goldfish, you cannot leave a puppy alone for a long period of time. So if you have a busy lifestyle and are always out of the house, consider a pet-sitting service or an older, more independent breed.


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