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Buying a dog? - We help you make the right decisions.
So you’re looking at buying a dog, these days you can find dogs for sale just about anywhere and everywhere! Purchasing a dog as never been easier, whether you choose a dog breeder, animal shelter, classified ads, pet stores or these days you can even buy a dog online! Getting a dog is easy.
However, when you see a dog for sale, you should exercise caution. Buying a dog without some research and planning could be asking for trouble.
First of all, before getting a dog, you need to ask yourself if you’re prepared for a dog in your life. They are going to take time and money. You will need to spend time with them as you train them and as you exercise them and groom them regularly. Also, as well as any fee you pay for purchasing a dog; you have to remember that they are going to be a constant expense during their life with you. Regular expenses such as dog food, dog supplies, veterinary checkups and vaccinations, these will all add up on your pocket. Getting a dog is not cheap!
Do you know much about the dog breed you want? You should research the breed of dog your interested in before buying a dog; to be sure that they will fit in with your lifestyle. If you live in a small apartment, then a large dog is not really going to be suitable. Get a dog that can fit in with your lifestyle.
What age of dog do you want? Buying an adult dog may be easier if you have a busier lifestyle. Especially if it as some training.
If your buying a dog from a dog breeder, then be sure to do some research on the dog breeder. Not all dog breeders are responsible and take good care of their dogs.
You’d be well advised not to buy your dog from a pet store. No responsible breeder would sell to a pet store. Dogs at pet stores come from irresponsible breeders who only care about money. Purchasing dogs from a pet store can be prone to problems.
When choosing a dog, you also have the choice of adopting a dog from an animal shelter. Animal shelters have both pedigree and mongrel dogs. These dogs will be in a shelter for a variety of reasons, maybe for neglect or perhaps their owners just couldn’t look after them any longer. If you do choose a dog from the animal shelter you will find the shelter staff very helpful in helping you and your dog settle in together. Dog adoption is a good alternative.
Your dog will bring you so much joy; just take care when choosing a dog and where you buy your dog from.
About the Author: Mark Gardner is a known authority on dogs. For more information and resources on the subject, please visit http://www.at-dogs.com/