Busy lifestyles can make it challanging to keep your dog happy and give it the lifestyle it deserves. Pets need attention, care, walks and not just food to stay happy. When they don’t get those things, they can act out and become distrustful of their owners.
Below are some tips for busy pet owners.
Think about the kind of pet you want
It’s important to get the right pet for you, so think about the type and breed you want and do some research before making any decisions. If you work long hours, a cat might be a better fit for you than a dog. If you choose a dog you can hire a dog walker to come during the day or better yet drop them off at a doggie daycare where thy will get lots of attention and exersice.
Do some research on the breed you want, especially if you have children or other pets. Some breeds are better with different types of pets and people better than others.
Once you choosen yor pet, get organized and prepare for their arrival. You will need the following healthy food, treats, bowls, a collar, leash and harness, a brush, a pet carrier, kennel, puppy pads, an ID tag, bedding, safe toys, and bath/toiletry items and a good Vet.. WOW and that is just to start. Having everything ready before will help in getting all parties acclimated to the new family.
It’s also a good idea to look at budget and maybe pet insurance or a savings account just in case your pet gets sick or injured, as those vet bills can really rack up.
Arrange for quality time
Pets need lots of love and attention, to help get use to a new home. Take them on walks, snuggle, play with toys, and other fmaily members and they will start to adjust to the new enviorment.
It’s also important for dogs–to learn to be social. When you walk try and be around other dogs and people. This is also a great time to take advantage of a few days a week at the doggie daycare.
Remember to be patient
Dogs can be a lot of fun, but they all need attention, training, and guidance. Try and stay patient with your pet, even if they becomes destructive. More often than not they are acting out of frustration and don't know any better or haven't been trained.
Pets can be a lot of work, but spending time with them is rewarding and won't feel like work. Show them all the love and attention you can, give him quality time, and they will respond by being wonderful companions.
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