It may be
hard to know which puppy to choose for your next furry family member. There’s
so much to consider with a new pet, like training, schedules, travel, and of
course finances. You may find yourself asking, “but how do you know which dog
breed is right for me?” Every dog is different and so is every family. Read on
to learn more about which dog breed may be right for your next best friend.
Which dog breed do you pick for
your new pet?
Before you pick up your new puppy supplies or build your DIY doghouse, you may want to pick out the pet that may be best suited for your family. Some dog breeds need a job, while others excel at being the life of the party. Check out these dog breeds to consider for your next pet below.
Match your dog’s breed to your family’s needs
You’ve decided to get a new dog, congratulations! Now, are you prepped and ready for your furry friend? For example, some dog breeds may be well suited for a large yard while others may thrive in a city or urban setting. Also, are you a homebody or do you prefer to mingle at the dog park? Naturally, these are all questions to think about before you bring home your new pet.
Consider the following:
Are you home a lot, do you travel, or work long hours? These are all things to consider before you bring home a dog. Naturally, dogs need companionship, enrichment, and training, just to name a few!
Do you have the time to commit to raising a growing and developing puppy? In fact, there may be quite a bit of training to work on including crate training, leash training, potty training, and basic training. Further, it may be an opportunity for you and your new pet to learn!
There’s no quicker way to get to know your puppy better than spending quality time with your new furry family member. Naturally, a great way to spend time with your puppy is interactive play and enrichment. This may include spending time together by going on afternoon walks, throwing the ball in the backyard, or playing with an interactive game.
Although a puppy is small when it’s little, it may grow up to be quite big depending on the dog breed. In fact, one of the most important factors to consider is if you have the proper living space for your new furry friend. Alternatively, one of the perks of city living is the access to parks, trails, and dog-friendly amenities.
One of the biggest ways to financially prepare for your new best friend is budgeting for your pet. Naturally, you may have items like wellness, preventative care, food, and basic pet care items. For an additional resource on preparing for your pet’s future, read this pet health insurance guide here.
Which dog breed is right for me? It
may depend on your lifestyle
No one dog is the same. For me, my dogs are unique and all of them are different and enrich our lives. Also, no matter which dog breed you pick, your pet is a special member of the family. From spending time together at home to new experiences, your dog may truly become your loyal companion.
Which dog breed is right for your family? Tell us in the comments below.
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.