Dogs are called man’s best friend for an obvious reason. Their loyalty and desire to please their owner is unmatched. But do you exemplify the same devotion and loyalty to your dog that they do to you? Obviously, your life is a little busier than that of a dog; you have many more responsibilities- work, friends, family, hobbies, school and more. You have more people in your life as well. But no matter how busy you get, you must always try to save room for your puppy, to show them how important they are to you. In this blog post, Silver Nickel Puppies gives you some tips and tricks to be the best dog owner as humanly possible! Trust us, Fido will be happy you read this article and it will be a great way to strengthen your relationship.
The first tip is to recognize the commitment, both before you decide to be a puppy parent and thereafter. Dog ownership is no walk in the park (no pun intended). Being a dog owner is a big lifestyle and financial commitment and before you commit to buying a puppy, you will want to take an honest appraisal of your life and see if a dog will fit into it. You will also want to qualify your lifestyle. If you are neat, you will probably want a dog that doesn’t shed too much. If you are very busy and don’t have time to always dedicate to playing with your dog, you will probably want a dog that is somewhat low energy. Once/if you have decided that a sweet puppy will fit just fine in your life and have selected the perfect one for you at Silver Nickel Puppies, you will want to continuously honor your commitment and evaluate your efforts to make sure you are doing all you can do for your furry loved one.
Once you have the doggo of your dreams, there are a lot of dog owner guidelines to abide by. The golden rule of dog ownership is accepting the fact that no matter how smart or talented your dog is, that they completely rely on you to meet their needs and you must be willing/able to do so. If you understand that, it will be easy to comprehend the rules that follow. One important rule is to make sure that your dogs are getting a fair amount of exercise- you don’t want to overwork them, but at the same time you want to make sure that they remain agile. Another good rule of thumb is to always pick up after your dogs (this rule is more out of courtesy for those in public areas as opposed to your dog themselves). Additionally, when your dog is in public, you will want to make sure they have proper identification on their collar in preparation for the unfortunate case that they get (hopefully only temporarily) lost. Lastly, another important rule of dog ownership is to always be patient with your pooch. Dogs make mistakes, or do things that are upsetting sometimes, and they are never out of revenge or malice. It is very important not to get too angry at your dog. After all, dog ownership is about having fun and creating a special bond that only a human and a dog can have together. When you are ready to create that bond, head to Silver Nickel Puppies to find the dog of your dreams.