Besides so many good things that a puppy can bring into your life, one thing is sure, he will make you more responsible. Raising a puppy involves a lot of responsibility and patience. And there are some rules that you must follow.
1. Before making the decision of buying a puppy or even better adopting one, discuss with your family. Every member of the family must agree with your decision and each should be ready to get involved in the puppy’s life. You have to know that a puppy will change your life completely, and it is a full-time job that you can’t quit whenever you want.
2. The truth is that besides will and time, you also need a lot of time to spend with your puppy. Puppies have a lot of energy, and if they don’t consume it, you may be forced to face some unpleasant situations. If he can’t use his energy in a positive way, that is, in games and training, he will use it in a negative way, such as becoming aggressive or destroying things in your house. I am sure you don’t want that.
3. From the beginning, you have to establish some rules that you puppy has to obey. Be persistent in this training. Raising a puppy is not always as easy as it seems to be. Never change your mind if your puppy doesn’t agree on something and he starts barking, jumping, begging like this. He must know that you are consistent in your decisions and there is nothing that can make you change your mind. This way he will understand that you are the leader, and as long as he does what you ask him to do, your relationship will work perfectly.
4. Spend a lot of time with your puppy and try to form a strong bond with him. This way you will be the best team in whatever you plan to do. Show him as much love as you can, but only when he shows appropriate behavior. When he misbehaves, correct him and show him the right way to do so.
5. Raising a puppy involves providing your dog with the best food you can find for him. A good diet can help make your dog’s life longer and healthier. Take him to the vet whenever it is necessary and give him the right vaccinations in time.
Just remember: a dog’s life is shorter than that of a human. That’s why, as long as you are together, make the most of every moment! Enjoy your time with your furry friend, so that there are no regrets when he is gone.
Do you consider that raising a puppy is a hard thing to do?