Ah, man’s best friends. One of the best accomplishment that the human race has ever done is to domesticate dog to live with us. Thousands of years have passed since the first time we have a dog in our lives, yet we still don’t deserve them. Looking for a dog is not an easy thing to do, and it should not be. Remember that for the dog, your experience with him it will be his what his whole life is going to be. Go through these factors and take your time to think this through.
Where you live
Before even choosing the right dog, you also need to know that what the dog needs. Working, toy, hunt, sport, family dogs all will have different requirements to live happily. Bigger dogs and some small dogs need a lot of space to run and be active, so don’t even think of that if you live in an apartment. As much as you want a particular breed to be yours, you have to put yourself second and the dog first.
After where you live, think about your lifestyle as well. If you don’t like to exercise and take a walk every day and you much prefer to lay on the couch all day, you should totally consider a lap dog that would exactly do the same. Some people will need help to understand what they need and how to take care of the dog later.
A dog is one of the most intelligent animals that you can have to live with you, and there are more to just feeding them and giving them the attention once in a while. To have the best life possible for your pet, you need to be mentally ready to be a responsible pet owner. Being the leader of the pack is essential if you wish for the dog to obey you, and nothing about being a leader is easy if you do not know how and have zero experience with dogs before.
As you see, there is a lot of things to consider when looking to get a dog. The key is just to be patient, follow the process, and don’t rush your decisions when it comes to choosing to take a living creature to live under your responsibility.