Pampered Pooch A Dogs Life

Hello and welcome to my website, “Pampered Pooch A Dogs Life”. This site will be full of information and products for your Pampered Pooch. I hope I can help our four legged friends from ending up on the street or in the dog pound. Instead, they can become someone’s Pampered Pooch. The products will be anything from flea and tick medications to dog bowls. I’ll probably throw in a few adorable clothes outfits. I will always be adding things to my site, so keep coming back and see what’s new.

Are You Ready For A Dog

Okay so your ready to buy a dog. When you picture yourself and your dog, what do you see? Maybe a long walk, or snuggling on the couch on a cold winter day. Perhaps you are getting the dog for a child or you just want a companion for yourself. It depends on where you are in your life, a dog can be all that and Pampered Poochmore.

Check these things out before you go get your puppy. Have you thought about the expenses for veterinarian bills just for routine check-ups. The sky is the limit when your dog gets sick or injured. You have to have food and treats to use for training your dog. Think about house training and the mistakes your puppy will make on your carpet. Do you even have the time to house train your puppy? What are you going to do when it barks all night and you can’t keep it quiet? These are just some realities you have to think about. When have checked these things out and still want a dog, you will be ready to bring your puppy home.

Do You Understand Your Role In A Dogs Life

When you’ve never owned a dog then you are probably not aware of the amount of time, money and energy it takes to care for one. Perhaps you need to learn more about what’s actually involved in raising a well-behaved, well-cared-for, happy dog. This is a long-term commitment because a dog can live for ten or more years. Your dog will rely upon you for almost all of his needs for his entire life.

You’ll need to spend a lot of time with your new dog or puppy to enable him to become a well-behaved, well-adjusted, and happy member of your family. You will be responsible for almost all his needs. This takes a lot of extra time. The time you need to take for your puppy will disrupt your current lifestyle. Will you be able to adjust for this and make the required changes?

You need to think about all the things your puppy needs. Think about bonding, grooming, house training, socialization and obedience, daily exercise and attention, daily nutrition and the list goes on. Can you make the time in your life for all these and more. If in doubt, you probably don’t need a dog. This is for a dogs’ lifetime which could be ten to fifteen years.

How Much Does It Cost To Own A Dog

There are a lot of factors that come into figuring out how much it takes to own a dog. Do you want a big dog or a small dog, where you live, sickness or illness and sometimes chronic illness. My dog has seizures and thyroid problems. That cost $75.00 a month. Here is a list of most things a dog will need:

  • high quality food
  • dog bowls
  • obedience classes
  • crate
  • toys and healthy bones for chewing
  • dog bed
  • Routine medical care – including but not limited to neutering, annual exams, vaccinations, dental care, routine prescriptions for preventative health care such as heart worm pills
  • Medical care expenses due to an unexpected illness or condition including emergencies
  • grooming fees & grooming tools and supplies                                    Pampered Pooch
  • collars and leashes
  • books about dog care and dog health
  • boarding costs when you go on vacation
  • fence, not always necessary
  • dog tags
  • Do you get the picture?

How Much Time Can You Spend In A Dogs Lifetime

You’ll need to spend a lot of time with your new dog or puppy to enable him to become a well-behaved, well-adjusted, and happy member of your family. You will be responsible for almost all his needs. This takes a lot of extra time. The time you need to take for your puppy will disrupt your current lifestyle. Will you be able to adjust for this and make the required changes?

The time you invest in your puppy will be deeply rewarded. Just watch his tail and you will see how happy he is to react with you. You will never regret buying a puppy if you know all the facts and know in your heart you are ready for a dog.

Do you Understand The Responsibility Of Owning A Dog

The number one responsible thing to do if you have no plans to breed your dog, is having your pet spayed or neutered. Obey the licensing and community leash laws, and keeping an identification tag current on your dog, are all part of being a responsible owner. Naturally, giving your dog lots of love, exercise, companionship, a nutritious diet, and regular health check-ups are also necessary.

Think about all the things mentioned above in this post. Are you ready to take on all these responsibilities?

Will You Have Time To Pamper Your Pooch

Of course you’ll have to pamper him or her. You can do this by walking him or letting him snuggle on the couch. When have older children they will surely pamper him. All the attention will make him feel pampered. If the puppy has long hair make sure you brush its fur to keep it from matting, Use some good smelling shampoo and put bows or ribbons in her fur. How about a fancy outfit. You can paint her toenails if she allows it. Just treat your dog well and you will have a trusted companion for a long time.

When you have done all your research on the responsibilities of having a dog and have narrow down what kind of dog you want and where you want to buy your puppy, your ready to go. Remember your dog is yours for a dogs’ lifetime. Too many dogs’ end up on the street or in a pound because an owner didn’t answer these questions. Try not to make these mistakes. Owning a dog is incredibly rewarding. They will always give you unconditional love.                                                     Pampered pooch

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4 Comments

  • Charlie

    Hi I totally agree with the fact that you need to do your due diligence before purchasing a dog, not all dogs suit the individual person or family, and the dog you choose is yours for the lifetime of the dog.
    Thanks

  • Chas Guevara

    Owning a dog is a huge responsibility. It is pretty much the same as having a child. I recently lost my beloved pet, Amadeus. She was a long-haired black cat and I loved her like a child. But it was a huge responsibility and took a lot of my time to care for her.

    Our beloved dog, Missy, got out one night about 2 years ago and no one told me until 30 minutes after she got out. We never found her and I often think of her and wonder if she’s OK. She was in our family since birth.

    Her mom was a dog that my sister had. My sister kept her until she had to move out of state and then my mom had her for a while and then I took her as a companion for my son. She was in our family for about 14-15 years before she got out. I know she most likely did not have too much time left, but I wanted to keep her in the family as I did Amadeus. I had her cremated and she is in my bedroom where she always liked to hang out.

    I think it’s great you have posed all of these questions for people to see what it takes to have a puppy/dog. It is sad so many people get animals and then decide they can’t or won’t do what is necessary to care for their pets and they end up in shelters or on the street.

  • Alison

    Great site. I am an avid dog lover, actually lover of all animals except snakes. Good points about asking yourself if a dog is right for you. It’s very important

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