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    Dogs For Sale: How To Care For Dogs and Puppies

    Articlegeneral dog adviceThursday 07 April 2011

    It may seem obvious to a lot of people but there are still many people who buy dogs for sale without having much of an idea how to care for them. This is unfair on both the owner and on the dogs themselves. Looking after puppies for sale is a big commitment and one that shouldn’t be taken on lightly. To find out how to care for dogs and puppies, read on.


    Caring for Dogs and Puppies


    • Many people look at puppies for sale and are taken in by the cute bundles of fur that they see with little thought to the fact that most dogs live for more than 10 years and require continually physical and financial support. Puppies don’t stay small for that long.


    • When you are looking at puppies for sale, make sure you are looking of breeds of dogs that fit in with your lifestyle. If you are at work all day then buying dogs for sale such as Labradors that need lots of physical exercise and attention is obviously not a good idea.


    • All dogs and puppies for sale are individual; even though certain breeds are more likely to have certain characteristics; it is up to you the owner to ensure that any dogs you look after are correct for your family and fit in well. Staffordshire bull terriers for instance are renowned for their love of children and so are Golden Retrievers but Chihuahuas and Jack Russells can be another story. Our guide to the Top 5 Family Dogs will be helpful here.


    • If you are buying dogs for sale for the first time, there are certain breeds you should stay away from. For instance, Rottweilers make excellent pets but need a very experience handler to ensure they are safe around people. Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Beagles and most spaniels make very good first time dogs and puppies.


    • Dogs and puppies need regular exercise in order to stay healthy and happy. As a general rule a good walk, twice a day at least is the absolute minimum to devote when buying dogs for sale but some dogs need more exercise than others. Of course, dogs and puppies for sale need to be fed good quality dog food. Many people overlook the cost of veterinary care when they purchase dogs for sale and all these costs can seriously add up.


    • It is essential when buying puppies for sale that you consider how you will train them, all dogs need socialisation with people and animals from a young age and need to be well behaved for their sake and the sake of others. Inexperienced owners of dogs and puppies often (correctly) attend puppy training classes but these also cost money. Our Puppy Training Guides will help you.


    • Although dogs and puppies need a lot of caring for, it is all worth it as buying dogs for sale or puppies for sale can be one of the best investments you ever make. There is truth in the idea of dogs as man’s best friend. If you are thinking of buying dogs for sale, you can search thousands of puppies for sale right here.

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