Almost every other day, we get to see heart-warming testaments of dogs being the most loyal friend one could have.
And it truly is. Historically, the companionship between dogs of all breeds and humans has evolved. The history has shown their use as hunters, trailers, and herd dogs to modern roles as companions and guard dogs across cultures and civilizations.
Research also shows how getting a dog as a pet at a young age makes children more responsible and empathetic.
Caring for an animal demands energy but also gives back immeasurably to the overall quality of life.
Where most cultures today rely on dogs as their companions, or for personal protection, all of us have considered getting a dog at one point in our lives.
When we think of getting one, the idea seems daunting and overwhelming. But you feel overwhelmed when you see an adorable puppy that is up for rescue and needs the home you can provide.
This home for you and your puppy can be anywhere and for any reason. It might be for companionship, hunting, guarding, and even for therapy and assistance.
So when it comes to getting your puppy, you are essentially made to think about everything that comes with it. With them, if you make the leap and get double the fun. For a beginner, it is not easy. The responsibility of feeding, walking, protecting, bathing, and above all training, a young puppy is a learning experience for both of you.
Getting your puppy is the first step. We can assure you that it gets easier as your little furry friend grows with you and adapts to life as a pet.
This naturally happens as trust between the owner and the animal develops. Rules are set, and both you and your puppy learn to adapt to each other’s behavior. Here are some major milestones you can look forward to that make life with a puppy so much happier and easier:
When They Get Bigger
More fluff, more fun! Your puppy will grow as you grow. Although one day, it won’t be the baby, it is right now.
You can train it to be useful to you as it grows and understands more about the world around it.
Whey They Are Finally Trained
Dogs are incredibly disciplined if they want to and adjust quickly to changes and rules when rewarded and appropriately trained.
Your first concern with a puppy would be training it. From potty training to making sure your puppy doesn’t bark at your mailman every single time, it is a journey. With time and time only, this becomes much easier.
Your puppy faces the consequences of messing up the rug or startling neighbors with the noise of barking at odd times. And when they are finally trained, there is nothing but pure bliss to look forward to.
When They Become Friends With Your Kin
As your puppy gets used to life with you, your family and friends will get used to the newest member of the family. You can share the sheer, invigorating joy of having witnessed this growth with so many people.
This also means having more hands on deck because it takes a village to take care of puppies as they grow. Additionally, a more social environment will ensure that your dog adapts better to social behavior.
With time, it becomes a friendly pup, one that knows how necessary training and being friendly to humans is.
When Your Puppy Becomes An Instagram Celebrity
Both you and your followers will appreciate the elaborate documentation of your puppy growing up and all their firsts.
We assure you that in no time, your Instagram will become an exclusive fan account of your beloved pup. Probably the best part of the puppy cuteness is all the photos you will have fun taking. While seeing them, you reflect back and see how far both you and your pup have come.
Only if you manage to calm these restless critters enough to pose for the camera, that is. (Tip, hold a ball above your camera and you will have them hooked).
When They Are The Star Of All Family Gatherings
Dogs aren’t for everyone. Unless you ask your dog, these fur babies have a way of uniting families like nothing else. We promise you, your dog will love every member of your family, and everyone will come together to laugh at the little puppy rolling around.
Simultaneously, you might get mad at it for chewing on your best sneakers and get together for family pictures that absolutely must have your dog in it.
(Remember: Bow around the neck is a fashion essential). Your dog is a part of your family now, and like everything it does, the love it brings cannot be measured.
You Can Put Your Mind To Ease
Now that you are convinced that your uncontainable, hyperactive child will soon sober down and be a ball of cuteness lolling around. All those sleepless nights and initial expenses will seem nothing when they hop up your bed to wake you every morning.
All the struggle of keeping your belongings safe to cleaning up poop and pee at oddest hours of the day will be replaced with pure moments of pleasure. Their mad barking and often playful, mostly deadly biting will be 100 percent worth the pain once they cross the 8 month mark.
To some people, raising a pup might seem more difficult compared to raising a human baby, thanks to their mischievous shenanigans. The process requires you to muster up a crazy amount of patience and not lose your cool when they break your favorite bowl.
But really, no one can resist puppy eyes asking for treats and petting for nothing but love and reliability in return. Get your best friend now, start that dog account, and make your life better with a forever furry friend in your family.