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Pet Dog: Pros and Cons

Here you will find out the most important advantages and disadvantages of dogs!

Do dogs make good pets? You're asking this question because you want a dog but aren't sure if it's right for you, right? You've come to right place!

We created a list that can help you with your decision. It is all about the pros and cons of having a dog as a pet.

Portuguese Water Dog Photo: Brook Robinson/Shutterstock

Pros

  • Dogs are loyal friends
  • Dogs are animals that love to learn
  • Dogs enjoy being petted
  • Dogs are great for playing
  •  Dogs are great for cuddling
  • A wagging tail is sure to cheer you up
  • Dogs comfort you if you're worried or feel alone

Cons

  • Walking - even if it's raining or you don't feel well
  •  Dogs need time for playing, trianing, keeping the dog occupied
  • Poop scooping
  • Costs for food, toys and vet
  • Dog hair in your home
  • Wet dogs smell

Walking the Dog

Small dogs can be incredibly playful and have a very strong urge to run, while larger dogs won’t always want to run a “marathon” - and vice versa. A dog’s character, temperament and breed will decide how much exercise it will need.


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Dogs Enjoy Learning

Dogs are enthusiastic animals that love to learn. Apart from the usual commands like sit, down and stay, there are plenty of tricks that a dog should be able to master with a little training. It’s important that your four-legged friend is kept busy, otherwise it may get bored and start to develop destructive behavior.


Things that Will Win Your Parents Over!

  • 1. Walking a dog will improve fitness.
  • 2. A pet dog would help you forget the stress and worries of everyday life
  • 3. Dog owners easily make friends with other people and/or other dog owners.
  • 4. A dog can protect its owner in an emergency either just by being there or through special training.
  • 5. Children learn about responsibility.

Checklist: This Is Important! 

  • Your whole family must agree with the decision.
  • A dog shouldn’t be left alone for longer than five hours.
  • A dog needs at least 2 hours of attention a day.
  • A dog needs space.
  • A dog needs to be fed 2-3 times a day and always needs fresh water.
  • A dog needs somewhere nearby to exercise (park, woods).
  • No dog hair allergy

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