So, I have a confession to make, and it’s kind of a silly/nerdy confession. For anyone who read my first post, knows that I am an animal lover and I’m also a vet tech, so this is where my confession stems from. (And I just came from work so it’s weighing on my mind). Probably my biggest pet peeve is when people buy a dog, and then decide a few months later that they don’t want it anymore because it,
A. Got too big
B. Sheds too much
C. Drools too much
D. Is too energetic
I could actually go on with my list, but I think you get my idea. PEOPLE! Please do your research!!
Most people buy a dog because of it’s looks but don’t bother researching the breed to see if they are high maintenance, or if they drool and shed a lot. People that have realllllly nice houses, you know, the kind with a living room with all white furniture and white carpet that nobody ever reallllly sits in, they will be the people to buy a Newfoundland, or a French Mastiff!! Hello!!!! Am I the only person who thinks that kind of dog does NOT fit in with that persons lifestyle???
I, for example, have a Siberian Husky. I cannot tell you the number of people that have commented on how beautiful she is and how they would love to have one, but they live in an apartment with no yard. Read about the breed you are interested in acquiring, most sites online will pretty descriptively explain their temperament, their maintenance level, energy level and so on. Husky’s like to run, and dig, and prey on smaller animals. They shed….A LOT. They need a very strong pack leader, someone who can train them and teach them. They like to learn and take commands. A Husky is not for the first time dog owner.
Some people want a dog that looks scary, that will protect their family, like a German Shepherd or a Mastiff, but then they don’t socialize the dog and it doesn’t get along with ANYONE or ANYTHING else. Dogs like this NEED to be socialized, taken to puppy classes, or doggy day care. Imagine having a very difficult to handle, aggressive dog that weighs more than you do! Not my idea of a fun time.Add to favorites