What do all new dog owners need to know?

16 Jan

You might have heard many clichés about how life is an endless river or a box of chocolates and so on and so forth but the true meaning of a happy and fulfilling life is when you have a true and faithful companion.

I learnt this when I planned to buy puppy for my sister on her birthday last year.  A puppy is the sweetest bundle of joy that you can get for your loved ones. It is a companion that will stand by your side whenever you need him in life with unconditional love and support.

German Shepherd Dog

What to look for when you buy dog?

Most people think that maintaining a puppy is a very difficult chore. However, this isn’t very true. I have been around dogs for 16 years and I know that my dogs are closer to me than my children and they are definitely a lot less messy.

You must however, be very careful about how to buy dog. You have to look for certain specific traits that will help in getting a healthy dog that grows up to be a very strong and happy member of your family.

Lineage

The lineage of the dog, or its family background, is very important. If you are a first timer, then I would suggest that you buy a pure breed from a Dog Hostel in Ahmedabad. That way it will be easier for you to conduct searches about the general attitude and lifestyle of the breed. Mixed breeds are difficult to handle because they have unique requirements which might need special attention from a vet every now and then.

Paperwork

If you are adopting a dog from any reputed Dog kennel in Bopal, they will be able to provide you with the necessary paperwork. This step is important because in case you are planning to travel by air somewhere and carrying your adorable puppy along, then you will need the paperwork.

If however, you Buy Puppy from some relative or friend whose pet has given litter, then you will not be able to get any paperwork. In that case, ensure that you make an affidavit on a stamp paper of the jurisdiction of the state of sale to be the legal owner of the pet.

Health of the puppy

The first and foremost thing that you have to be careful about when you get your puppy is that you get it vaccine for any of the diseases that your dog breed is prone to. Also seek the vet’s advice on any procedures required for the pet.

Conduct a deworming session immediately after the puppy is about 20 weeks old. You might have to conduct deworming every 6 months for the initial 3 years. After that it will be an annual requirement.

Grooming the pet

Dogs with a short coat require cleaning and brushing only once a week. However, if your pet has a fuller and longer coat, brushing might be required every day so that the oils from the skin can be evenly distributed throughout his hair, giving his coat a lustrous and healthy balance.

Training

When you buy puppy in Ahmedabad, make sure to ask the kennel owner to give you some training tips. Always avoid harsh punishments while training your pet. That will only make your pet scared of you and not be very loving towards you. Use rewards instead which will help the dog understand that it has done something nice and that you approve of it.

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