Having a new puppy is tempting right now – sitting at home with not a lot to do has meant that many people have decided that now is the time to add a new four-legged friend into the home. But a puppy grows into a dog and is a huge commitment – so before you rush into it there is a lot of planning that should be done as the dog will be around long after lockdown is over.
One of the first things that you need to think about is dealing with the day today demands of a puppy. The same way as when you bring a baby home your life will be turned upside down for a little while – sleep goes out of the window to take the puppy out for toilet training and you may need to contact someone like this carpet cleaning Hereford based company Octokleen to deal with all those little accidents!
It is also important that you do plenty of research and are prepared to wait for the right dog. Since the start of lockdown there has been a huge rise in unethical breeders and puppy farms who want to cash in on the puppy craze and rarely treat the pups or the parents well – many have long term health problems.
When it comes to researching breeders, you should also research breeds to see which sort will fit in with your family. It is also a good idea to choose a rescue dog that is older if you have specific requirements as they will be mature with their personality already fully developed.