Although I can’t stress enough that quality dog training, socialization, leadership and exercise can mold your dog into a able member of your family, it is still crucial to know where you are before choosing a dog from a shelter.
There is a lot of advice about dog breeders, whether they offer the dog from a shelter or breeder, it is important that you find the right dog for you and your family. With all the volunteers groups, shelters, rescues and other similar agencies out there, the chances of finding the perfect dog for your family are good. There are some important questions that can be asked about each dog that may be considered.It is very important to know about dogs’ past history or past through things like size, energy level and age. Although you cannot go back in time and change from where they came or how they ended up in a shelter, you can still learn a lot and use this information to help decide. Here is a common questions that I would ask if considering a dog…
- How the dog ended up in the shelter?
Important information here because we can discover whether the dog was a surrender, wandering alone in the streets, finding itself with other dogs in a basement, etc. All of these situations can provide valuable information about the dog. A bit of information is very important. For example, if a dog was abandoned due to dog aggression and biting a small child, inviting the dog into a similar family structure may obviously not be the best idea. Although I can’t stress enough that quality dog training, socialization, leadership and exercise can shape your dog into an able member of your family, it is still critical to know where you are going before choosing a dog from a shelter. I would hate to see that same dog end up in a shelter again for reasons that could have been avoided.
Remember that dog training will help you get your dog into your home, but not everything can be fixed. Make sure that your choice is the best for you, your family and the dog.