To whom and when it is not necessary to get a dog. All about dogs on wikipet!
We do not get tired of repeating that you need to get a dog only after thinking it over, having weighed all the pros and cons. However, there are “risk categories” that are best to refrain from having a dog. To whom and when is it not worth getting a dog?
The dog should not be started in the following cases:
- During pregnancy. During this period, one wants to take care of one's eyes, take responsibility, and a young family often awaits a dog in anticipation of a child. However, often after the birth of a child, the attitude towards the dog changes. According to statistics, dogs are most often disposed of by the cause of the birth of a child.
- A family with children under 5 years old, especially if it is a puppy or a dog with an unknown past. Raising a puppy or adapting an adult dog is not an easy and energy-intensive job, almost the same as raising a small child. Are you ready to raise two (or more) children at the same time? And if you do not know how an adult dog perceives children, behavior correction may also be necessary. Many, alas, are not ready for such a waste of time and effort, but they understand this only after the puppy or adult dog has already appeared in the house. The risk of return in this case is very high.
- If you take the dog to the circuit / in the aviary of indefinite walking and communication with the pet. There are dogs to which such a life is suitable, but on condition that the owners fulfill a number of conditions: walking is not only a “protected area”, intellectual load, etc., however, such cases are more likely an exception than a rule. If these requirements are not met, the dog will be deeply unhappy.
If you have definitely decided that you need a dog, you need to know how to properly educate and train it. And our video courses on raising and training dogs with humane methods will help you with this.