Can you afford a dog?

dogStart the year 2011, why not start with a new partner?. One of the 'gifts' that are often made ​​at this time is a dog, a puppy that we acquired in a store sector, entertaining, etc. .. Understand the source is not major problem, and we intend to go further with this article. Many times our purchases are made ​​impulsively, and not think about the expense involved in maintaining later. In this case it is a thornier issue, we speak of a living being who suffers and feels like the most.

Not all breeds are adapted to our way of life, and not in the time of acquisition, but in the future. When you give away a dog should think about facing the future ;? what will happen 10 years from now? Its cost is more than simply provide food, unfortunately we did not analyze whether we can afford a dog, and this ends up happening to us bill, but who suffer most from this fact is the animal. Any dog will cost money, another thing is that we do not want to accept it and let our dog "abandoned" in a corner of our house or garden. The first step in welcoming our new dog is taken to a vet that makes it a first review and determine whether you should be worming or vaccination , depending on the need for vaccinations, preventive medications and treatments: the first visit will probably cost about 50 euros, then the chip will require the vaccine to be held annually antirabia.
Owning a dog can cost us between 700 and 3000 Euros per year, this varies depending on the size, age, region in which we live, your lifestyle and individual needs of each race.

Dog Training

Any dog which man will live, whether as a pet or working dog, must receive a minimum order that must be respected . This is what is called training, ie the education of the dog, in order to facilitate coexistence and to fulfill the purpose for which you purchased the dog. For this reason it is that education begin as soon as possible and if you pause too long the animal adopt bad habits , which then will be difficult to remove. Also during the period of training should not overlook any failure or disobedience, to not only follow orders when you want, but at any time and situation.

child with dog dog sitting

When training a dog, you should know that they are much more effective short orders s , preferably of one syllable, and not be misleading to say that there are several different orders not to speak out similarly. Also, it is desirable to include pronouns in the instructions (get up, lie down, etc.)..
However, it should consider sending a pet to a center specializing in training for a certain period of time, when the dog is still young, so that there will teach basic rules of conduct which will remain in your report any life. These education sessions are often carried out in the presence of the owner so that he also learn to give orders.

The dog has enough ability and intelligence to assimilate numerous orders and even to perform many tricks. However, there are a number of primary or main instructions are essential for the elementary education of the animal . The first is that the dog always go to the call from the owner. This should always use the same word and the first times we must obey that tends to reward him for repeating the behavior.

Another essential rule, especially for health and hygienic importance is that the animal used to carry out their business on the street , for which he should be punished if he does so inside the house. This punishment should be immediate, because if too much time has passed, the dog will not understand why. This punishment should never be to rub the snout of the animal in the feces because this measure is often counterproductive. Also, each time he eliminates in the street, the dog should be rewarded or praised .

boy and dog sleeping dogs

Third, include other rules of conduct to facilitate certain situations, such as walking. To this we must accustom the dog to the collar and leash and must be removed immediately after the end of the ride for you to attach to it. As time passes, the animal must become accustomed to walk beside his master and not pulling on the leash.

Preventing aggressive behavior

brown puppiesAlthough each disorder has its etiology, the origin of many of the problems of behavior is the result of the link established between the owners and their dogs. That is why, when talking about prevention, the veterinarian should advise regarding the selection of the dog to be compatible with the taste and the needs of the family.

It is essential that the future owner to answer the following questions before making the decision to adopt or buy a puppy : which race to choose?, what do you sex?, what's the best age to adopt?,? where to get it? and how do you educate?

What race to choose?

While the behavior of a dog to reach adulthood depends on two factors, the genetic and the environmental , it is important to note that behavioral manifestation is influenced by the environment variable rather than by genetics. However, we must not ignore that there is some variability with respect to the behavior of the different breeds of dogs.
black dog labrador puppies
Thus, the choice of race is only a small step to a perfect coexistence. Also, opt for a mestizo does not mean an uncertain future as the indispensable conditions for this coexistence is the correct stimulation, the socialization from birth and the education of the same since their arrival to their new home.

What about sex?

The differences in behavior between the sexes are of degree and not kind, ie, that no exclusive to either sex. One of the properties in which the sex of the animal seems to matter is the dominant trend . As a result, the choice of a female would be more advisable to prevent disruption of nesting.
White Dog dog playing

When to adopt?

The aim should be to allow proper socialization of puppy with his brothers, but in turn facilitate the continuation of this process with their future human family. The best time for decision is at the conclusion of the socialization period , ie between the seventh and ninth week of life.

Where to get?

It is important to choose carefully where you go to buy your pet. Suitable sites are those that not only show the use of health measures , but also use different mating systems (for dogs purebred). We must also see the pups if they provide the stimulation necessary to allow proper development.
 puppy and adult husky puppy

Puppy Development and Education

These aspects are extremely important to prevent the occurrence of many behavioral disorders canine. With respect to growth is essential to provide the puppy adequate stimulation to prevent withdrawal syndrome . It is important to be properly immunized when it goes on the street, not to develop phobias and anxieties. We must also show hierarchical position within the group have family in order to avoid the appearance of aggression problems.
Regarding education, the most important thing is to show the puppy the rules of conduct in order to achieve a performance adequate social . Finally, consistency, firmness and patience will be needed to achieve the desired goal: to live together in harmony.

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