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For The Love Of Dogs – The Ups and Downs Of Dog Ownership

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Up – Dogs are so cute!

Ok, how can you not just fall in love with an adorable dog or puppy? There are so many different breeds to choose from. Some are fluffy like Huskies, while others are silly looking like Dachshunds. Some are tiny like Chihuahuas, and some are just crazy like Boxers.

As there is such a range of breeds to choose from you can tailor your choice of look and temperament to your home situation. If you have kids, then a breed with gentler attitude might be best. But if you need a working dog to help you on your land then try a hunter like an Irish Setter or Border Collie.


Down – Dogs are so much work

One of the downsides of being a dog owner is that pooches rarely look after themselves like their kitty counterparts. Your moggy may take itself off for most of the day. But your dog will want to be right there with you. In fact, they might get upset if they can’t spend all their time with you, howling and causing a disturbance,

You also have the waste issue to deal with. Rabbits and cats have certain places in which to relieve themselves, and they tend to stick to them. But you will need to walk your pup,  and then use a pooper scooper to collect their waste and dispose of it hygienically.

Up – Dogs are amazing company

While they are a lot of work, dogs are also fantastic company. They are perfect for people that are feeling lonely or spend long swaths of time on their own. They are loyal and adoring, and gratefully receive all the attention that you can lavish on them.

Some dogs are also brilliant at protecting you and your property, as they see you as their ‘pack’ or family and don’t welcome intruders.  

Down – Dogs can be a tie

While some people love the constant companionship of having a canine friend, it can cause them serious problems if they want to go on vacation.  This is because no everywhere is dog-friendly.

So then what can you do with your pup? Some leave them at home with relatives, while others choose to put them in kennels. Other people only go on vacations that they can take their dogs with them.

Down – Saying goodbye to pets is tough

One of the little-considered downsides of having a pooch is that unfortunately, they don’t live forever. That means at some point you will have to say goodbye, which can be a painful experience indeed!

Many people now have their pooches cremated after they have passed. This allows them to keep them in one of the dog urns for ashes that are now available. So they can be respected and remember in the home of their family.

Up – Your life is richer for having them in it


Remember, though, that although there will be some challenges in your journey as a dog owner. Your life will be all the richer for having them in it.

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Monday 17th of September 2018

this imformation just helped me with a school project that is graded

Alaina Bullock

Thursday 20th of September 2018

Awesome! Glad it helped you! Hope you get a great grade!

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