First-time puppy owners are similar to first-born puppies – they enjoy the new arrival, but are afraid to make mistakes, and may even be a little intimidated by the responsibility they will take. Surely it is a big responsibility, and it is given that you will make mistakes. The key is not to reinvent the wheel.
Dog owners who came before you have already made almost every possible mistake. So if you understand where they did it wrong, you can avoid common mistakes. Here are 10 common mistakes of new dog owners:
1Be Ready For Your Dog – Common Mistakes of New Dog Owners
If you are not 100% sure whether you are ready to choose a dog, stop here and wait until you are ready. A puppy is not something you should buy spontaneously. Too many dogs end up in shelters because people have decided that they are not ready for a commitment that lasts ten or more years.