The one thing a first time dog owner needs to know
The One Thing a First Time Dog Owner Needs to Know
Why I don’t yet have a dog
I have always thought that having a puppy would be all kinds of cool and I know my kids would be absolutely delighted.
So far though I have resisted this and I have to tell you why. The cost! Not just getting the pup as we would get a rescue for sure but vet bills and food and … oh okay, well that’s probably it for cost and any dog owner I know would say they are worth every penny.
Maybe it isn’t the cost.
Is it the fact that it is a huge commitment to daily walks and training and love? Well really I shouldn’t be too worried about that I have 2 kids who need just the same and I manage to make it happen and have done for years.
Perhaps that is more like it though – the responsibility is probably the block. Plus the fact I wouldn’t have a clue what I was doing.
What I wonder is the one thing a first time dog owner needs to know?
Why I would like a dog
Every single person I know who has a dog says to push my past my fear do some reading on advice for first time dog owners and alleviate my worries. get myself educated and knowledgeable, walk a few friends dogs and have a really good think about our lifestyle.
Because they unequivocally say the one thing every first time dog owner needs to know is simply this…are they committed?
Getting a dog is bringing a new little heartbeat into the home with all the joy and mess and chaos that entails – and the thing that matters most is that it is deeply, truly wanted.
I need to keep thinking and I need to be sure.