5 COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY NEW DOG OWNERS

You are in a pet store, your glance across the store to find a cute little dog, and decided to bring it home. Adopting a dog is not an easy task. Keep in mind that your four-legged friend is a lot more than just fluffy fur and big puppy eyes. In fact, if you don’t give your pets constant guidance, training, veterinarian care and lots of love, it can make their lives quite difficult. Here are some of the most common mistakes new dog owners make.

  • GOING OFF ALL CUTE

Dogs are more than just cute faces. They have their personality, traits, and exercises that go along with their breed. If you are a new pet owner, you should smartly choose the dog based on these factors instead of the looks.

  • DON’T JUDGE THEM ON THE BASIS OF YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION

A lot of people expect the puppies that they see in pet stores and dog shelters. This frame of mind should be changed as the personality the puppy is showing that time will most likely change a lot as your pup grows old with you and your family.

  • INCONSISTENCY

Once the rules are set, make sure they are followed. This would mean that anyone who is socializing with your new pet should follow your rules as well.

  • BELIEVING THAT YOUR PUPPY IS TOO YOUNG TO TRAIN

New dog owners frequently ask when their pet can start exercising, sitting, walking, etc. They often underestimate the abilities of their new puppy and think it is too young to train. Skip make this mistake as your pup can begin training as early as 8 weeks.

  • NO SOCIALIZATION

Just because you have brought home a golden retriever doesn’t mean it will only love you. You should also teach your dog to mingle and socialize with everyone else including other dogs that it comes in contact with. You should give your dog enough opportunities to socialize and learn new traits from other dogs.

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