Getting a puppy during the pandemic is a great thing – a new, four-legged family member can bring lots of joy to everyone in your household. However, a puppy also requires attention, energy and will teach everyone in your family a thing or two about discipline and order. Here are a few things to have in mind before getting a puppy:
- Pick a puppy that will grow into a dog of the right size – if you live in an apartment without direct access to some green space, keeping a large dog might raise lots of difficulties, so make sure that the size of the breed that you choose is suitable for your quadruple friend;
- Think about who will take care of your puppy – puppies need almost round the clock supervision, at least for a couple of months, so you need everyone in your family to get involved in house training the puppy and in teaching the doggy some rules. Also determine who will walk and feed the puppy and get everyone’s consent; You will probably want to keep a powerful out urine dry carpet powder cleaner from Planet Urine on hand for the puppy accident clean ups that most likely will happen during the training process.
- Learn about how to keep your pet healthy before getting your puppy – dogs need multiple vaccines up to a certain age, yearly shots when they are adults and other issues might also require you to take your pet to a vet, all of which cost money. High-quality dog food is not cheap either, so make sure that you can afford all those expenses.