How to Pick the Right Dog for People With Allergies
If you have allergies, you know that keeping a house clean can be a challenge. Imagine your frustration if you’re allergic to dogs as well. We do our best to keep the house immaculate, but because we live in the wilds of Yukon, there are often stray animals strutting around. One day my husband brought home a gorgeous dog named Nelson who was about six months old. He had very thick fur and was so adorable! I did some research and found out that dogs with long hair are not as likely to upset me with their dander count, which is good because my allergies get worse when I’m in close proximity to them (especially dogs). Then I thought, why not get a pet that doesn’t shed? You would never think of getting one like this if they didn’t say it came from a shelter or rescue organization. Now we live happily (and allergy-free) with Nelson and our three cats (all rescue cats).
How to Pick the Right Dog for People With Little Time
If you are one of the many people for whom time is at a premium, you may want to consider getting a dog that does not require much of your time. Don’t get me wrong: all dogs need attention and it’s important that you find the time in your schedule to devote yourself fully to them. But some breeds are more low maintenance than others.
Dogs with shorter coats, like Doberman Pinschers and Boston Terriers, will take less grooming than dogs with longer coats, like Old English Sheepdogs and Standard Poodles. Some dogs require daily brushing (think Afghan Hound), but most dogs only need occasional baths or dry shampooing (like the Pit Bull). Often this is even enough (like the Greyhound).
Dogs that require regular exercise include Huskies, German Shepherds and Jack Russell Terriers; these are highly-active breeds that love to run around outside several times a day. Dogs that do not need as much exercise include Bulldogs, Basset Hounds and Beagles. These breeds are happy with a short walk every day or even just playing inside the house!
How to Pick the Right Dog for People Who Want a Running Buddy
It’s said that dogs are man’s best friend, and there is no greater proof of that than a dog bounding alongside its owner during a run. Whether you’re training for your first 5k or running a marathon, having a furry companion with four paws can help keep you motivated and on track to achieve your goals.
Not only do dogs provide motivation for their owners, but they also benefit from the exercise themselves. Running helps build strong muscles and develop healthy joints in dogs, which can aid them in performing other activities like jumping up on furniture and chasing squirrels. Plus, consistent exercise can help keep your dog from becoming bored or anxious—something that is especially important if you live in an apartment or have a small yard where they aren’t able to get out much energy throughout the day. Dogs who don’t get enough physical activity may display behavioral problems such as chewing on furniture or barking incessantly at mail carriers (and if you enjoy being able to leave your house without being yelled at by the postman, it’s probably best to avoid those issues).
How to Pick the Right Dog for People Who Want a Couch Potato
Maybe you’re not into walking and prefer a more sedentary lifestyle. That’s totally fine, but some dogs need more exercise than others. You’ll want to pick up a dog who is happy to sit on the couch with you, or chill out in the backyard while you read your favorite book. You can get a sense for how easy going a dog is by watching how he interacts around other pets and people. If a dog ignores or avoids other dogs at the shelter, that might be an indication that he prefers his own company and would rather be left alone. Dogs who are laid back will come across as gentle and quiet, unlike rowdy pups who always want to play or run around. Some breeds are known for being especially calm, including Mastiffs, Newfoundlands and Basset Hounds, but it’s best to meet with your potential pup before making any commitments so you can decide whether they’re right for you.
How to Pick the Right Dog for People Who Want a Guard Dog
Guard dogs are a hot commodity these days. We’ve all seen the ads: “You & your family’s safety depends on this dog.” Yes, we get it—it’s hard not to be charmed by their big, protective side-eye and adorable looks of fierce determination. But before you take out an insurance policy with a guard dog as your main beneficiary, you should consider the following:
A well-socialized dog understands that he is a role model for human children—he should make it clear that the world is theirs alone to explore and conquer without his help.
An overprotective guard dog will likely bark at every passerby in an attempt to intimidate them away from your property. You may notice that he makes sudden movements toward strangers as if to say “wait here” or “stay away from my person”.
An undisciplined guard dog will often refuse to engage in training or obedience, leading to untrained behavior that can put members of your household (and even YOU) in danger.
Dogs are great for everyone!
The right dog for you is a decision based on your lifestyle. Whether you have time to walk or not, whether you want to get active with your dog or not really depends on what kind of relationship you want to build with your furry friend. Some people will insist that they’re “too busy” to give their pet the time that it needs and need an energetic dog that will keep them moving, while other people prefer a calm and laid-back pet who’ll love cuddling up on the couch at night.
The best thing about dogs is that any one of them can be the right fit for anyone. Even if you don’t think you’d be able to train your own dog, someone else can make it work by taking care of training and feeding it for a few hours during the day when they’re home.How to Pick the Right Dog for People With…
There are so many cute puppies out there, it can be hard to decide which one is the right fit for you, but with a little research and a lot of love, you can find the perfect dog for you and your family. Here’s how to get started:
1. Make sure you have enough space.
– If you live in an apartment, you might want to consider a small dog. Smaller dogs are usually calmer and require less space.
2. Consider how much time you have to spend with your dog.
– Dogs that need a lot of exercise aren’t good fits for busy owners who are gone all day. However, if you’re at home a lot, a more active breed might be just what you need!
3. Consider your own needs as well as your dogs’ needs.
– Do you suffer from allergies? You might want to look into hypoallergenic breeds that don’t shed much fur or dander.
How to Pick the Right Dog for People With…
Now that you’ve decided to get a dog, it’s time to decide which one is right for you. There are so many factors to consider when looking at breeds and individual dogs, especially if you have a disability, are moving into your first apartment, or have children. In this series of posts, we hope to help you narrow down your search so that you can find the perfect canine addition to your family.
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There are so many different kinds of dogs out there, and finding the right one for you can be challenging. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration. For example, what kind of kids do you have? If they’re young, you may want to get them a puppy so they can grow up together. That said, puppies require a lot more work than older dogs. So if you’re not prepared to put in the time it takes to teach your dog all their basic commands, maybe getting an older dog who already knows them is the way to go.
But maybe it’s not even about kids at all! Maybe you just want a dog that will keep up with your active lifestyle. In that case, you should consider getting a smaller dog with high energy—like a Pomeranian or a Jack Russell Terrier—instead of something like a Corgi or Pekingese, which tend to be much mellower.