Tips for Would-Be Dog Owners

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Dog Ownership
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Benigna Marko has been a public servant for over 30 years. Outside of her passion for serving her community, Benigna Marko also likes animals, particularly dogs.

While owning a dog may be fun, there are many things people should know before making the decision to do so. First and foremost, dogs will not be able to care for themselves: if you do not have the time to take care of a dog, it is not a good idea to own one.

For people who would like to start off with a puppy, remember that puppies are like children and need a lot of care and supervision. Have plenty of chewable toys around, as puppies like to investigate and explore new things and may start chewing the furniture and other property; it’s essential to keep valuables and harmful items such as chemicals out of reach.

Puppies also need to be house-trained, so if you don’t have the time or resources to train a puppy, it may be better to adopt an adult dog that is already housebroken.

Make sure you know the breed. If the puppy will become a large dog as an adult, it will require space and time to roam around and exercise.

These are just a few tips for would-be dog owners. Choose a dog that you like, but remember that many responsibilities come with man’s best friend.