Dogs can brighten up the life of many families. These pets are not only terrific companions, but can also make us feel safer at night. It is often about choosing the right dog breed for our family and there are things to consider, before you plan to have a commitment to bring a puppy home. Each family has different situation and it means that each is suited to different kinds of breeds. It is important that the new addition to the family will make your family comfortable and it is also essential to ensure that the dog is also comfortable with our home. Just like with having a new child, adding dog to our family also means that we need to offer enough attention and we also have new responsibilities that we need to take care of.
First of all, you should decide what kinds of traits that you want from the dog. This could vary depending on the breed of the dog and the way the dog is raised. As an example, you may want a breed that is known for its intelligence and can be trained more easily. Some breeds are more appropriate for children, because they have small posture even during adulthood. Some breeds are beefy, high-energy types, while others are low-energy, lap dogs. You should make sure that you have the best possible breed in the house, which can have a significant impact. Beagles, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and many Spaniel breeds are known for their compatibility with children. Each dog also has dominant temperament, so you should make sure that it matches yours.
You should know that although some dogs are known for their favourite traits, they may also have drawbacks, like daily exercise requirements, prone to specific medical issues or stubbornness. You should do enough research to make sure that the breed of dog has the most similarities with your lifestyle. After knowing the type of dog that you want, you should meet with the breeder. Make sure that the puppy has obtained the proper initial training, so it will be more adaptable to the conditions of your house and your family members. It is a good idea to bring most, if not all family members to the breeder, so they would be able to get to know more about the new addition to the family. This is an opportunity for the dog to sniff all family members as the early familiarization step.
By making your dog becoming more adaptable, you will be able to reduce stress for anyone involved. You need to make it easier for the dog to settle. As an example, you could buy a baby blanket to give more comfort for dog during nap or sleep time. The blanket will eventually become a familiar part of the dog’s habit and by adding familiarity, your dog will be more comfortable easily in your house. Comfortable dog will become less irritable and more responsive to commands.