Tips On Buying A Dog

Beware of​ the​ Impulse Buy

It is​ hard to​ resist the​ appeal of​ a​ puppy in​ a​ pet shop window,​ especially if​ it​ looks a​ little bit sad and wistful. These pups have already had a​ change of​ home and often a​ long journey from their original breeder. Even though they may appear well,​ they could be carrying infections which may cause problems later on​ after you've taken the​ puppy home. a​ reputable pet shop should have the​ pups vaccinated by a​ veterinary,​ who will provide a​ certificate of​ inoculation.

A Careful Choice

Whenever possible visit the​ home of​ the​ breeder,​ or​ the​ owner of​ the​ bitch. you​ will be able to​ ensure that your pup came from a​ clean and healthy home,​ and also see what the​ mother is​ like,​ and maybe the​ father too. When I've purchased a​ dog for myself,​ I've always been lucky enough to​ see both parents which is​ very re-assuring.

Beware of​ Buying From a​ Newspaper Advertisement.

Be particularly careful about buying a​ pup through a​ newspaper advertisement,​ without seeing it​ first. as​ the​ old saying goes 'buyer beware' and this applies especially to​ all kinds of​ livestock. if​ your new dog is​ ill when it​ arrives,​ or​ quite unlike the​ promises of​ the​ advertisement,​ you​ may find it​ difficult to​ get any satisfaction. Even in​ the​ case of​ a​ money-back guarantee,​ it​ is​ very little compensation for the​ disappointment especially where there are children involved.

Buying From a​ Dogs Home.

You may decide to​ get a​ dog from a​ dogs home. you​ will have the​ satisfaction of​ feeling that you​ are saving a​ life and giving some unwanted pet a​ home. it​ is​ well to​ remember though that young dogs that have been straying for sometime may have become hard to​ manage. in​ the​ case of​ a​ bitch she may turn out to​ be in​ pup and you​ will find yourself saddled with rather more dogs than you​ can manage. Don't just fall for the​ first dog that you​ see,​ talk to​ the​ officials at​ the​ home and try to​ find out the​ background of​ the​ dogs that you​ find the​ most appealing.

Choosing a​ Healthy Pup.

It is​ often difficult for a​ beginner to​ distinguish a​ healthy pup from a​ poor one - to​ them one attractive little bundle of​ fur looks very much like another - but really there is​ all the​ difference in​ the​ world. a​ healthy pup should be plump,​ but not have a​ swollen or​ blown-up stomach. Its skin should feel loose instead of​ seeming to​ stick to​ the​ bones. the​ coat should shine (unless its a​ wirehaired type) and of​ course be free from fleas or​ lice. the​ eyes should be bright and free from any sign of​ discharge. in​ addition it​ is​ wise to​ choose a​ pup which looks lively and readily comes to​ greet people. a​ timid pup may have a​ problem personality and be difficult to​ train. Finally,​ don't be surprised if​ a​ reputable dog breeder wants to​ ask a​ lot of​ questions to​ find out if​ you​ are going to​ be a​ suitable person to​ own one of​ their pups.

Thank you​ for reading this article - I hope it​ has been helpful. I've based the​ information on​ my own dog buying experiences. Author - John Moore - Please use my link.

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