One of the most common questions I am asked as a dog trainer, is how reliable is the dog I am about to train really going to be when I am spending all that money on this expensive course. How can I be sure that the poor dog is reliable, after all, he or she can’t tell me when they have to use the bathroom and I don’t blame them for having to use the bathroom, (however much that does sound unpleasant to me.)
This is a good question, and one I am asked quite often. Taking the time to think about what you are doing, and how you are going to let your dog do his or her business before going on a trip, is a question that will help determine whether spending all those dollars is worth it or not.
Spend some time thinking about this question. Consider that some people will let their dog sleep in their bed with them for some reason, and that going to someone’s house that you don’t care about, and sleeping with that person is the way you are going to find out if they are reliable or not. Spend some time considering if you want to share your bed with that person or not.
The reason I ask is because of the impression that you will get from interacting with the person while you are going to their home. Let’s say that you are going to meet a family when you are going to their house. The last thing you want to do is to have a dog hanging out with you. You maybe thinking, ” Well, they are not strangers to me, why would I worry about them.”
BAD THING TO DO!
Even though you are going to share a bed with them, you don’t want to be comfortable with the fact that you are making someone nervous simply because you have a dog in that bed. If you are easy going with a prospective host, you are going to be much more comfortable than if you are tough soft lining the bed.
You should also think about this while you are getting ready to go on the trip, and when you are there. Is anyone going to take control of your dog and make them come to you for things like ” Where is the bathroom?” ” Who is going to be responsible for feeding him?” “Do people want to play with him?” “Do you know how he is to potty train?” etc?
If you are firm and in charge of the payday loan situation, you will not have any trouble at all. If you are a bit soft at the beginning, which most of us are, you will get a lot of push back. The negative approach is not a good idea. But the other option is not having a dog in the first place.
If you do not have a dog, you will need to find one. This can be a simple task as there are literally hundreds of thousands of puppies available at pounds, shelters, humane societies and breeders just waiting for a home. The next step in finding your new puppy is going to be a trip to the veterinarian.
Veterinary visits are usually fairly common, and while you might not consider taking your puppy to the veterinarian’s office every time he or she has a mishap, it is important as well as routine for young dogs. Most puppies are given a combination of vaccinations and de-worming at their first set of vaccines and at sixteen weeks of age. Then they have a booster within one year, plus a blood test from time to time. All of this is packed with so much information that it is easy to find the information you need to make sure your puppy is a good candidate for all that is involved in making a decision such as breeding.
Once you have found a dog that you feel comfortable with and is healthy, you can see the dog to see if it fits into your household. Having an blonde dog is a bit out of the ordinary, but they are very common and visually appealing dogs as a pale blue dog is both beautiful and unusual.
Once you have chosen a dog and brought it home, be prepared to do a lot of research both about yourself and also on the breed. Your breeder should be able to advise you on anything relating to the dog, its heritage, gender, overall temperament and any special needs for that breed. They may even be able to help you with a vet appointment in a few days time should you need one.
One of the first things you should do when you come home is take your puppy outside immediately. Take it for a walk and see how it responds to both people and the environment. If you see that the pup is not responding well to both, keep doing some more research.
You should find out about the health of the parents and other relatives if it is a mixed breed. And they will all have a say in how the pup will turn out.