Did all of the adorable pictures of national puppy day on Instagram yesterday persuade you to get a furry friend?  If so, who can blame you?  But before you bring that puppy home, there are some things you should know and do to prepare.

Research Breeds

Dog’s behavior and temperament vary on the type of breed.  Some breeds are also more high maintenance than others.  Make sure you do quite a bit of research and choose a dog.  Base your selection not on how cute the dog is, but on the personality of the dog and how it would fit into the lifestyle of you and your family.

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The Care Cost Is A Lot Of Money

One of the hardest pills to swallow when it comes to having a furry friend is how much they will cost you.  From vet visits to their food, pets will cost you some major money.  Before getting a pet, remember to look over your finances and make sure that you can afford to be a pet parent.

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Dog Training Is Time Consuming

Training your puppy is extremely important.  Just like kids, the habits that are formed in an early age will carry with them for the rest of their lives.  Get your puppy enrolled in puppy training at Petco or another location!  Also, take at least 30 minutes a day to train your puppy. If dog training becomes difficult as your dog run here and there, try best wireless dog fence to make it easy. It sounds time consuming, but that time will result in a well behaved dog.

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Vaccinate, Neuter, And Spray Your Puppy

When adopting a dog or taking one home, make sure that your dog has had all the proper vaccinations, has been neutered and sprayed.  This is for the safety of not only you, but your fury friend

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Get Him Cleaned

Before brining him home make sure he has been cleaned.  Having a clean dog is crucial to maintaining your dog’s health and keeping dander out of your home.

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Get A Well Fitted Collar And Microchip

Make it official that your dog is apart of the family by giving him a nice collar and tag.  Adding a microchip to your dog’s collar will give you peace of mind when it comes to the whereabouts of your puppy.

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Have All The Supplies When You Bring Your Dog Home

Just like bringing a baby home, make sure that you have all the supplies that you will need for your dog like food, a bed, a bowl, and toys.

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Potty Accidents Will Happen

One of the things you will need most when bringing a dog home is grace.  Potty accidents will probably happen when bringing your dog home.  Your dog is still getting use to the environment and does not know where he is suppose to go to the bathroom.  It will take a little time, but with the proper training this will be a short phase.

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Rid Your Home Of Possible Poisons For Your Dog

Become familiar with the plants and materials that are poisonous for your dog.

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Have Numbers For Your Vet And Poison Control In Reach

Always be prepared for the accidents and sick days for your puppy by having the phone numbers of your vet and poison control in reach.  Hopefully, you will not need it, but it is always wise to be prepared.

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