Is A Puppy Right For You?

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byAlma Abell

There is no comparison for the amount of love and joy a puppy can bring to your life. To them, you are their whole world. They are there for you when you whether you are sick, sad, happy, or healthy. The unwavering and unconditional love that a dog can bring to your life is amazing. However, they take a lot of work, and are a long-term commitment. It is important that you truly make sure that bringing a dog into your family is what is best for both your family and your potential puppy.



A puppy is going to need proper training, if you have hopes of having a well behaved dog in the future. Puppies need to be taught everything, from how to handle children to where to go pee. This can be a frustrating time, and is not going to happen overnight. Your puppy is going to chew things it shouldn’t, run away from you if he gets the chance, and probably pee on the floor several times. This is not the puppy’s fault, they are just learning how to behave. Can your patience level handle this? The honest answer is going to tell you if a dog is for you.


Dogs have a number of costs that come with proper care. Food is a big cost, but it is certainly not the only one. Vets in Chicago cost money, and there are many things that a dog needs from a vet. Regular veterinary care is important, and there are also health emergencies that your dog may face. Being financially prepared for these things is important. Finally, your breed of dog may need special grooming, while this can be done at home, many people choose to use a professional for this.


Your dog will need lots of your time. Daily walks, plenty of love and affection, and regular companionship. They give love, but they need it returned too. Make sure you are willing to put in the time that your dog deserves, and be willing to do that for the next 10 to 15 years.

If you are looking at vets in Chicago check out Metropolitan Veterinary Center. You can find more information on their website