Puppy Adoption Vet Advice

Are You Ready To Adopt A Puppy?

A dog is generally a great addition to any family. Puppies are a lot of fun, and as they grow dogs turn into faithful and important members of any family. As great as a dog can be, you have to think about a few things before you adopt a puppy. You may not be as ready as you think you are. There are times in life when it is a great idea, and other times when you may want to put it off for a while. Puppies are a lot like babies and they need a lot of attention. You have to make sure you have the time to give them what they need. If not, you should definitely wait a little while before you adopt.

Puppy Adoption

If you are expecting a baby in your home, it might be a good time to put off the idea to adopt a puppy. A new puppy will need to be trained to go outside to go to the bathroom, and they will also need to learn to be with your new family. They have a lot to learn, and in a way, it is like bringing a new baby into the home. If you already have a human baby on the way, it might not be the best time to bring home a puppy that needs as much attention as an infant in the beginning.

Pets During Moving

You do not want to adopt a puppy if you are going to be moving soon. You can not do anything about it if the need to move pops up after you adopt, but if you are going to move in the next year, you want to wait to bring a new puppy into your family. They are going to get use to where you are and they will think of that place as home. If you uproot them just as they are use to where you currently live, you may have to start all over again with some of the training. Wait until you are safely in your new home before you bring home a puppy.

Puppies Grow Up

When you adopt a puppy, you may be thinking about the adult dog that puppy will be one day and not the baby it is when it comes home with you. If you have no children, but both work long hours, a puppy is not a good idea at the time. You can not leave a puppy alone for long periods of time when they are young. When they are older it may be okay if you have a dog walker to come be with them once a day, but it is just not the right situation for puppy. Wait until you have more time, or think about adopting an older dog that does not need as much time to learn and adjust to your home.

The Right Dog for Whole Family

You will be asked quite a few questions when you want to adopt a puppy, even if you are convinced that it is the right time in your life. They ask these questions to make sure the pups are going to go homes that will not abuse them. They also want to know that you are in a good place and have time for the dog, and also that the placement is good for not only the puppy but for your entire family. Some pups are not good with kids and others are. These are all things that need consideration so be truthful when you are questioned so you get the best fit possible.

Raising a Bulldog Puppy

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There are as many ways to raise a bulldog puppy as there are to raising a family. As with children, there is universal and undisputed wisdom. Kennels see all types of personalities and the training behind the pets. Consider the following when training your dogs.

“My bulldog just won’t listen to me” and “He just won’t behave!” are not valid.

1. Your puppy will never understand English. They WILL learn the meaning of sounds. Your bulldog will study you to learn your body language, your facial expressions and your sounds (language.) “Wanna go out?” and “Have to go potty?” and “Hafta pee?” will all work, but will require three times as much work as simply picking one phrase. Pick a sound (command) for EACH behavior and stick with it. You will probably want to tell the Mount Pleasant SC Kennel what you have been using.

2. A young puppy’s metabolism is scurrying along more quickly than you may think. The younger your new bulldog pup is, the faster he is growing, the more fuel he needs to sustain his metabolism, and the more often he will want to remove waste. Do not punish house-breaking mistakes. These are YOUR fault. Your best friend’s age and breed determine how often he must go out. Can you believe as much as once per hour early on? Right after a nap and after he eats are your cues. Praise him heavily for good behavior. Dogs love our happy faces.

3. Dogs thrive on our happy facial expressions and body language. The worst punishment you ever need to give your bulldog is a scowl and to turn away from him. You will see his tail fall down and his face get so sad. Ask your local kennel staff if you don’t believe this. They see thousands of personalities, but this behavior is universal. Boarding dogs and boarding cats is their business. With respect to animal behavior, few people see more pets than the staffs at boarding kennels. If you have a question, their anecdotal answers are just as good as a behavioral expert.