We all would love a furry companion in our life, but it’s not as easy as seeing a dog you think is cute and choosing them then and there. There’s a bit more to it than that. Below are a few things to consider if you’re thinking of adding a pup to your family.
Size of your home
It’s important to look at the physical size of your home. Do you have enough room to accommodate a dog? Same goes for backyard space. Can they run around freely and have space to feel comfortable? These are some important things to consider before welcoming your pooch in. If you live in an apartment and don’t have a backyard, you should probably go for a smaller dog that doesn’t need much room to get exercise.
What’s your lifestyle like?
Personality is everything. We look at this aspect with people and it’s true about dogs too. If you are someone who has an active lifestyle, then it might be worth considering an active breed that would be able to satisfy your adrenaline-fueled activities. On the other hand, if you think you are more of a homebody, then going for an active breed wouldn’t be the best choice. Go for a friend who likes to snuggle and keep you company. What if you travel frequently and aren’t home very much? You should look at finding a breed that has a temperament of being left alone for most of the day.
Kids in the mix
Having small children when welcoming a new dog can be a little daunting. In this case you might want to avoid toy breeds as they can get nervous around young kids. It would be best to go for a larger breed that has a good reputation for being around little ones.