What dog is best for me? How do I choose the right dog that will suit my lifestyle? Where do I start? Does that sound familiar? Finding the right dog can seem daunting at first, there are lots of factors to consider and it is hard to know where to start.
Don’t worry though, our aim is to make the process as simple as possible and guide you nice and steadily through the potential pit falls.
When choosing the right dog, it is important to consider a number of factors, your new dog is going to be your best friend for life and you don't want to let your best friend down by making ill informed decisions do you?
When you ask “what dog is best for me or my family?” You should really know the answers to a few fundamental questions first, such as;
Choosing the right dog for you and your lifestyle takes some time and effort to research properly. It is time and energy well spent however in order to avoid making ill thought out decisions and costly mistakes .
Before you make such a commitment here are just some of the things to think about in more detail when deciding what dog is best for you.
Major factors to Consider -
How To Choose The Right Dog For You And Your Lifestyle
One final thing to consider when thinking about a new dog is whether there are any unique circumstances that might influence your decision. An obvious example of this would be whether anyone in your household or those likely to come into regular contact with your dog suffer from allergies and if you can have a dog at all, for fear of inducing a negative reaction in them.
You will be pleased to note that there are numerous dog breeds out there that are considered to be hypoallergenic -
Choosing which dog is best for you boils down to making sure you are doing your utmost to ensure you match the right kind of dog to your lifestyle. I am sure you have realised by now that there are many different factors and combinations at work.
Keep it simple. Know what you can and cannot provide for your dog and work within those boundaries. Don't let the heart rule the head and you will be choosing the the right dog for you.
How big is your living space? Did you know that a big lazy dog might actually use less room than a small energetic one?
Puppies are cute for sure, but they also take a whole heap of work , maybe you will consider an already trained adult?
Maintaining and taking care of a dog properly is more than just feeding it and throwing the occasional stick.
Temperament! Finding the dog with the right personality and character to fit with your lifestyle
All dogs need to be trained and socialized. Some breeds are easier than others, do you have the patience to train a stubborn one?
Can you afford a dog? Regular checkups, insurance , food bills,grooming etc it all adds up .
Are you looking for in a dog to share your life with but have some questions or advice? Just ask and we will try to help as best we can.