Want To Own A Dog | Things to Know Before Getting a Puppy!

Want To Own A Dog | Things to Know Before Getting a Puppy! Getting a puppy is adorable, but it’s also a real challenge. The last thing I want you to do is get a puppy and end up regretting it. So, here are five things you must know before you get a puppy. Puppy depression is very common, and I’m not talking about the puppy being depressed. I’m talking about you – not me, you.

You have all these expectations that you and your puppy are going to be cuddling on the couch, and the next thing you know, the puppy just wants to be alone in the kitchen. This is very normal. Don’t have those feelings of buyer’s remorse. Give it time. Allow the puppy to acclimate.

Training takes patience. Feeding a young puppy is really tricky. You have to feed them up to four times a day, especially ones as big as Bear. Go get it. A lot of people think they can just free-feed their puppies, leave a bowl of food, and the puppy will figure it out.

No, your puppy will become obese, and then guess what? Every time your puppy eats, it needs to poop. So, your house is going to be covered in poop. And have you ever seen a Newfie’s poop? .

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Walking a puppy is no easy feat, but it’s extremely important. It doesn’t matter if it’s raining or snowing; you still have to walk your puppy. And most people get their puppies around 10 weeks of age, which means that a walk is necessary every three to four hours. So, if you’re working an eight-hour workday, maybe a puppy isn’t for you. When walking your new puppy, you may come off as rude to other dog owners because you just can’t let your puppy play on leash with other pups.

“It’s going to turn into trouble. Leashes are going to get tangled, someone is going to get bitten. Not a great idea. Plus, it’s not good if you want a well-behaved puppy.


Dogs get dirty. I mean, Bear, when he sees mud, he not only walks in it, he lies down in it, rolls around in it, and drools in it. But thankfully, he likes taking baths, so it’s not such a painful process. However, some dogs hate baths, so it really depends on their personality. You really shouldn’t use human products on your dog.

Say no to human shampoo and no to human hairdryers. Use a special dog dryer that’s not too hot and essentially blows the water off the dog. And it’s not just bathing him; you have to brush him and clip his toenails. This is a true time commitment. Crate training is by far the most effective way to housebreak your dog and to make sure they don’t destroy your home.

– What the (beep) did you do? – Go inside, good boy. Dogs are den creatures; they love enclosed spaces. Bear goes in here after playing with Roxy, and it’s his place to rest. He sleeps here, hangs out here, and he’s not going to pee in here because it’s such an enclosed space.

This proves how much he loves his crate. Even when I open the door, he doesn’t feel the need to run out because this is his home, and he loves it in there. I did thorough research before I got Bear, and I was warned about drool in big breeds. But holy moly, there is so much drool. There’s drool in my food, I take drool with me to work on my clothes, and it’s on my mirrors.



The drool struggle is real. The cost struggle is real too. Outside of paying for basic pet supplies, you also have to plan for vet visits and vaccinations. And if your pet gets sick, the bills really rack up.” In fact, Bear is sick right now and needs antibiotics.

This can be expensive on any budget. Look, I don’t want it to seem like I’m against you getting a puppy. I love puppies. I’ve made other articles with these guys before, and they’re truly part of my family. But I want you to be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

So, if you know someone who’s about to get a puppy or is thinking about getting one, definitely share this article with them. If you enjoyed it, give it a like. As always, stay happy and healthy.


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