4 questions to ask before bringing a dog into your new home
Mar 05, 2018
If you’ve always had dogs or are considering getting your first one, it’s essential that you think about whether your property is compatible. Whether you live in a flat, terrace or a detached home, it’s important to understand if your property is right for that particular breed or if it’s suitable for a dog at all. The following four questions should help you make the right decision.
1. Is my home big enough?The size of your home matters, especially if you want a larger breed or want more than one dog. A dog needs its own place to retreat too, away from your family, so you might decide to give them a whole room if you have space or a dog crate in a quiet area of your home. Utility areas are often ideal because they can be easily mopped down and are convenient for the garden, but you should never leave a dog in a conservatory even if you think the space is suitable for them.
Smaller dogs also need more room than you might think as they have lots of energy, so it’s important that you understand their energy levels. If you are looking at getting a dog from a shelter, they will only let you have a certain breed if they think your home and lifestyle are suitable and will visit your home so that they can make an informed decision.