Choosing a Dog to Fit Your Lifestyle and Personality

Choosing a Dog to Fit Your Lifestyle and Personality

Having a pet is sometimes very important for a few people. People adore them and consider them a part of their family. They are loved, played and even cuddled with by their owners. According to a survey, the majority of people like to have dogs as their pet but the question is, which breed to choose? How would one know that which breed would be compatible with his lifestyle? Well, there are many online guides and even questionnaires that lead you into finding the best companion for yourself!
You can also try following some simple steps that are as follows:

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First of all, you have to run an analysis on your own lifestyle and decide as to what you are actually looking for. What qualities do you want to see in your living partner, your pet? It is a crucial step because all pets don’t go with all owners, a lifestyle compatibility is a necessity.

 

Visit the Dog Adoption Centre

If you visit a dog store or a dog adoption center, you’d get to see that they have a number of pooches over there and it’s a difficult decision to choose just one out of all of them! But that decision is for you to make very thoughtfully. You can go about having a look at all the breeds available and choose the size, color and other physical features by yourself.

Consult an Adoption Counselor

It is always a good decision to consult an adoption counselor before making your move. He’d give you all the required information about all the breeds that are out there. You can get to know about their general behaviors, their living cost, and all the other essential information.

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Do your Homework

Don’t completely rely on consultants and friends for advice. Get your facts straight yourself too. Conduct an extensive research on the internet about all the breeds that you have as an option. Learn about their habits, nature, and individuality. Moreover, there are a number of online quizzes and questionnaires that judge your personality by a series of questions and suggests you a dog breed accordingly. These online applications always come in handy while making a decision like such.

A few questions you need to get answered before getting a right dog!

A few questions you need to get answered before getting a right dog!

Always make the adoption counselor answer three questions before he talks you into buying the right dog for you.

What is the Age of the Dog?
If you think you are free most of the time then you should go to buy a puppy because you’d have plenty of time to train it with chewing, eating and playing. But if you happen to be a busy man, always go for adult dogs who are already trained.

Is the dog shy?
If you are a very active person, go with a dog who tends to jump and play all around all day but if all you and is someone to be your living buddy and TV partner then go with a calmer pooch!

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Is the Dog Good with Kids?
Make sure that the dog you choose is nice and sweet. It should be calm towards all people specifically kids and you’d never go wild on anyone. It is a major safety precaution which must be taken.