Do you want to purchase a new puppy? What are the key aspects to focus on? There are indeed some little things that can make the difference between choosing a puppy that can work for your family and lifestyle, and choosing one you simply cannot handle. Here are some things you should know when visiting a puppy store.
Bare in mind, that we strongly recommend focusing your attention more on local shelters. You'll certainly find a furry friend that could match your lifestyle. This way, you'll both find what you're looking for and in addition, you'll also save a life too. Anyway you take it, today's tips can serve you in both situations. Stay tuned for new articles about adopting pets from animal shelters.
Looking at fluffy little pups and not wanting to get one for yourself doesn’t really happen. So, the next time you take a walk to the nearby puppy store arm yourself with a lot of patience. Choosing the right dog can be tricky if you’re not prepared with the right info. Here are some key things you should know!
How to choose your next puppy
Have you fallen in love with some heart-melting puppy eyes from that puppy store window? Then, make sure you take some precautionary measures so that this love at first sight, doesn’t convert into a high number of expensive vet visits. Here are some top tips to follow!
- Ask for the history of the puppy
To put things straight – you need to find out more about the puppy’s background. That is to say – get info about any medical history or more about his pedigree. Remember, the more you know, the better your chances to choose what’s right for you.
- Do some tests
Another common thing for pet owners in seek of a new pooch is to see whether or not they have a connection with the puppy. Snap your fingers or clap your hands. See if the puppy comes to you. If he does, then you can congratulate him as he passed his first test with flying colors. If he stops on his way to you then this dog can have a strong personality when becoming an adult. He might be what we call an independent dog (you might have trouble training him). If he doesn’t come at all, then the puppy may be shy or may simply not be what you’re looking for.
- Check the puppy’s health
If you've never had a dog, then don’t panic. Here are some simple but effective things that might give you some hints. Check the puppy’s eyes, skin, coat, paws and teeth. The puppy should be energetic and playful. If everything seems OK, there’s one last thing - don’t forget to ask for a guarantee from the pet store.
Questions to ask yourself
Purchasing a puppy comes with responsibilities too. Before deciding upon your next companion, ask yourself these questions:
- Will you have time to exercise him on a daily basis?
- Do you have enough space for a puppy?
- Do you want a female or a male?
- Do you have other pets?
- Can you afford vet visits, special food or organic treats, pet products and more?
- In the end, will you both be happy?
Caring for your puppy
Don’t get overwhelmed by the excitement from a puppy store!
All in all, don’t just go with the flow and think seriously before purchasing a pup. This dog will be with you for years to come and you need to be ready to invest both time, money and patience. Choosing a dog from a puppy store comes both with risks and advantages too. So, choose cautiously!
Puppy store or Animal Shelter?
Without a doubt, animal shelters should be your top priority! We'll be uncovering the reasons together with the benefits in our next articles. Subscribe to our newsletter and check this blog regularly for further updates! It will be worthwhile, we promise!
Hint: After bringing your new puppy at home, focus on puppy products specially created to meet their age and health requirements. We recommend this Natural Dead Sea Tearless Puppy & Kitten Pet Shampoo or the Soos™ Dead Sea Pet Grooming Shampoo Bundle For Dogs