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Considering buying a new dog?

Considering buying a new dog?

Are you a dog lover? If you’re thinking about adding a dog to the family it’s important to make sure you get one to suit your household. We’ve created a list of our top tips you should consider when buying a family dog:

1. Choose a puppy suited to your lifestyle

It’s important to pick a breed that is right for your family! Do you have a lot of time for dog walking? If you do then Labrador retrievers are a family favourite; this breed is very loyal and affectionate with a love for children. They are very intelligent and can learn new commands and rules very easily (usually when a food incentive is involved). 

2. Choose a good temperament

Choosing a dog with the right temperament is essential if you want them to seamlessly fit in with your family. Beagles are well known for their good temperament, they’re delightful, with a heart of gold and patient enough to deal with the most high-spirited of children.

3. Focus on socialising and training

Training is so important when you buy a new dog!  Especially if you have a Cocker Spaniel as they love to play! Their good nature and love of children mean that they can become a beloved companion for any family especially if you train them early.

4. Make an appointment at the vet

It is important that if you have just bought a new dog that you take them to the vet straight away to get them checked out. Thorough examinations are always necessary to make sure your pup is healthy.

5. Get pet insurance!

There’s nothing worse than a poorly pet and unfortunately accidents and illnesses are a part of life! If you pay monthly instalments for insurance it means that if your pooch ever does get poorly you will be able to take care of them.

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