Puppies are cute and everyone loves a puppy. You will get a lot of love and liveliness from a puppy. Puppies are young and will live a long time. But have you ever considered adopting an older dog?
There are plenty of old dogs in our animal shelters these days. These old dogs have been left behind for various reasons. Their people may have died or had to move and couldn’t take them with them so they end up in a shelter. These old dogs need to find homes with people to call their own. Old dogs need people who will love them and take good care of them in their old age.
Adopting an old dog can be great. Old dogs usually have some training or are completely trained. Old dogs are calm and not as wild as a young pup is so they don’t require as much attention as a puppy does. If you adopt a old dog you will get an animal with some experience under its belt. .Old dogs can teach you some new tricks. Sure old dogs have some quirks but with love and patience you can help an old dog feel and act better. You can help an old dog become a important part of your family.
When you adopt an older dog you are giving that dog a new opportunity to life. The dog is getting a new home and you are getting a real treasure. Old dogs can be patient and understanding of a humans mistakes. If you are a first time dog owner an old dog can help you get used to the dogs ways.
Old dogs can also teach young dogs. As a rule dogs do not like to be alone so if you have two dogs they can keep each other company. If you have a puppy that is having a hard time being trained you may want to consider adopting an older dog. An older dog can actually teach the puppy proper manners and it can make puppy training easier for you. Puppies look up to older dogs and watch them closely. Then the puppy mimics what the older dog does so without knowing it the older dog actually teaches the puppy proper manners.
Older dogs have sewn their wild oats so they are more of a companion. They want to please you and they will spend a lot of time trying to be with you. Dogs love to be with people. Children and dogs go will with each other since they like to play and cuddle. If your child is begging for a puppy maybe an older dog might be a better first dog for a child. That way the dog is already trained and the dog can train the child to know what it is like to have a dog.
Any pet is a big responsibility so before you adopt a new pet make sure you are ready for it. This is why it is advisable to educate yourself first before making any decision. This will help you learn the things so you can be a responsible pet owner. To help you out, you can find more info here.