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Monday, April 10, 2017

Embracing The Pet Lover's Countryside Dream

Don’t you dream of a happy family, in a large house in the countryside with a dog, quietly playing in the garden? We are no psychic: The dream of a countryside home with a pet is a common one. This could be because most individuals unconsciously feel that a dog needs a lot of space, and therefore assume that a countryside home would be the best place for a furry companion. Or maybe people have an inbuilt image of happiness to aspire to, and it includes a happy dog running into the open space.

Whatever the reasoning, when you love dogs, it is difficult not to picture yourself owning a comfortable house with a large garden and a few trees. But do you know what it takes to embrace your countryside dream of a pet?

Is a Bernese mountain dog your ideal pet?

Choose Your Furry Friend

When you think of a big house, you automatically want a big dog. A small dog breed in a large garden would make no sense. But, it can be difficult to find the perfect dog if you don’t have the necessary large dog breeds 101 knowledge, so to say. Indeed, from a Bernese mountain dog to an Alaskan Malamute, there is a plenty of choices! So what do you really need to know about large dog breeds? For a start, large dogs can weigh up to 90 pounds when they are fully grown: In short, you may want to invest in sturdy furniture too! Large breeds also have common health risks, such as hip dysplasia or enlarged heart, that you need to be aware of as soon as possible. They have a lot of energy, so even with a big garden for them to run freely, you still want to plan regular playtime and walks together. In the end, the best way to choose a breed is to know about each of them.

Train Your Dog Like A Pro

Large dogs are synonymous with big damages if they are not properly trained. Indeed, you want your dog to be well-behaved and to obey your words. So when you begin to train your puppy, it’s important to establish the rules. You are in charge, and the dog needs to respect your authority. Additionally, most dog owners tend to train by maximizing punishment. In reality, you will obtain better results if you reward good behavior.


A Big Dog Needs A Big Garden

Finally, if you have already made up your mind about the kind of dog you would like to adopt, it might be time to be on the look for a spacious country home. A large dog breed needs plenty of space to play and run, as it is important for their health. Additionally, your dog will rapidly feel depressed in a crowded environment. So, your countryside dream is only a real estate agency away. Don’t consider adopting a large dog is your current home doesn’t offer sufficient comfort for your pet.

Actually, Should It Be A Dog?

Last, but not least, is an important question. Is your countryside dream about a dog in a large house or is it a large house with a large pet? If this is the latter, you may consider other large mammals, such as a dairy cow or even a pony. After all, you can have fun with all sorts of pets so why limit yourself to dogs?

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