Having a pet dog for the first time is a part of your life that you will surely treasure for the rest of your life because this could definitely bring you incomparable happiness. Dogs are man’s best friend and you could only live and prove that statement when you have owned a dog. And if you are trying to own one and it would be your first pet dog ever, we know the nervousness that you are feeling right now. You might have self-doubts about being good enough for such wonderful creature or if you would be able to give that dog a wonderful life that it truly deserves. These are just few of the doubts that a first-time fur parent would feel before getting his or her own dog and if you are feeling this, it is normal and you should not worry about it. The best thing you could do is to channel that feeling into strength and prepare for what is about to come.  

If you are planning on having a dog as your pet at home, you should secure its basic needs like water, food, shelter and medication. Dogs also need some care and love because they have feelings too just like human beings. Thus, you should be ready for this because dogs also require attention and love from its owner. Dogs love cuddles and they like active tasks such as running, playing and walking in which you should prepare for. Your dog must not always be kept indoors because being on the outdoors will make them happy. You could also get them a dog trainer that could teach them new tricks and commands or you could ask someone to walk your dog if you do not have the time.  

If you are a first-time dog owner, here are some of the things that you should be reminded about: 

PREPARE YOUR HOME 

If you are planning to welcome a new fur member into the family, you should be preparing your home to be dog proof especially if you are not aware of the attitude and characteristic of your dog. It is better to be safe so that nothing will be destroyed, thus, you should hide more valuable things such as jars and slippers. 

FIND A PET DOCTOR 

In your life as fur parent, the best people who could guide you are the experts and they are the veterinarians since they have the knowledge on how to deal and cure animals, they could recommend you with the food you should serve and the kind of supplements and medicines you should let your doig take.  

RESEARCH ABOUT YOUR DOG 

Before you welcome your new fur pet in your home, you should research about your dog. If you got it from a shelter then you should ask about his past so that you will know your dog better from its previous experience. Some dogs in the shelter have had rough pasts, so you have to know what could trigger them. 

And our last tip for you is to relax. Believe in yourself and in your pet because you could have an amazing life together.