Even after they have grown out of the puppy stage of life, a dog still requires a lot of care.
Balancing their diets, giving them enough exercise, and taking care of their health are all your responsibility as a dog owner.
A family member
When you first buy a puppy, they are new and exciting, and demand a lot of attention, and this is expected. This attention has to carry on throughout their lives, even if the kind of attention you give them changes.
Dogs have a shorter lifespan than people, but while they are with us, they truly become part of the family, and the home wouldn't be the same without them.
A dog can change you too
Pets can fill a gap in a home that you didn't even know was there, and change your life for the better.
It is your job to take your dog for a walk, but that exercise extends to you too.
In a society succumbing to metabolic conditions like heart disease and diabetes, it is imperative that we all get more exercise, and a dog can help you to do this.
In addition, dogs have a way of bringing people together, they can help you meet new people and make new friends.
Responsible dog owner
So although dogs are wonderful and can improve your lives, you have to be responsible for their welfare.
But don't worry! We have a series of guides here to help you through!