Tips before buying a dog

You have decided tobuy a dog, but just before his arrival, questions persist. That it is a puppy or an adult dog, here are some Tips of a general nature to make thehome of your pet happens in the best conditions.

Questions to ask before
Before buying a dog, it is not enough to know what its appearance, how much it costs and what is its size: we must try to learn the most possible on its characteristics psychophysical to know everything that can be expected of him… and this that it can expect from us.

buying a dog

Buy a dog isn’t like buying a pair of shoes: it is ‘almost’ as adopting a child, because it is a step that should be overcome with the same seriousness and the same sense of responsibility.

The dog is a sensitive, intelligent, living being: he must be respected for this. The dog can be a friend, a colleague, a member of the family: it should never be ‘only’ an animal that is fed twice a day because – just like a child – he did not only hungry for food but it also has a great hunger of love, attention, learning.

Owning a dog means also sweep of his mind all the doubts and all preconceived ideas : thus one must ask if it represents a danger to the child, if it can transmit diseases, what is the real price of its maintenance, or what work represents his dressage.

It should be noted that those who bombard categorical truths have usually simply heard dogs (sometimes by other “super experts” like them) or even have had one or two dogs (who are often remained trapped in a garden without ever having contact with the masters) but in reality they know nothing of this animal. However, they were convinced to know everything.

Indeed, no real chess expert may be also affirmative, because those who really know the dogs are well aware that it would take ten lives to know “everything” about dogs.

Misconceptions about aggressiveness
Furthermore, it should be noted that dogs killers do not exist. There is no absolute ‘breeds that bite the children’ or dogs who drool at the lips and eyes bulging, hang out in the streets to find a human being in which plant their teeth.

There are very aggressive dogs and less aggressive dogs, but aggressiveness is not a defect, it is a normal component of the character. She was selected in some breeds than in others, but nobody is ever amused to create a dog anti man: very aggressive dogs to the game (see Burrows) and also aggressive dogs toward other dogs was created (see born fighting breeds), but none of these dogs ‘has’ after the man. On the contrary, dogs who most tend to bite their fellowmen usually love the man and are incredibly smooth with the children.

Naturally, it is true that there is no dog killers, it is equally true that there are men killers. They can even make it dangerous and biting a small poodle, because a dog has like only serious flaw to be willing to do anything to please his master: if he asks him to bite children and the elderly, it will bite children and the elderly.

But the fierce beast is not him (Note: the fact that small Poodles are not dogs most often accused of being cruel and biting systematically simply means «two-footed boobies» don’t buy small poodles, but prefer other types of dog.) However, placed in the hands of people balanced and healthy of mind, these same dogs become very soft and safe). The finding is always the same: the only really capable of ferocity race is the human race.

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My name is Dr. Winnie. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. I have been an animal lover and owners all my life having owned a Rottweiler named Duke, a Pekingese named Athena and now a Bull Mastiff named George, also known as big G! I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and Big G in my free time. Author and Contribturor at SeniorTailWaggers, A Love of Rottweilers, DogsCatsPets and TheDogsBone