A Labrador Puppy For Christmas!
By: The Editor
The holiday season is approaching fast and with it comes the anticipation of gifts for your loved ones. While some may choose to buy something expensive or even unusual, others might opt for something simple.
But what if there was another option? What if they could get a dog instead?
That’s exactly what many people do each year when they are looking for a pet to bring into their home.
While not all dogs are suitable for families, there are plenty of breeds that would make wonderful additions to any family. Some of these include the pug, bulldog, dachshund and even the chihuahua. There is no reason why a family couldn’t have two or three dogs living inside their house at one time.
So what makes one breed better than another?
Well according to some experts, it depends on personality type.
There are several types of personalities and while some are known to be more laid back than others, there is still no denying that some dogs are just better suited for life outside the house. Dogs like the German shepherd, Great Dane and even the husky have been proven to be great companions. These breeds tend to enjoy being outdoors a lot more than other breeds because they don’t need as much structure or routine as most other pets do. They also tend to be loyal companions and are fairly intelligent, making them easy to train.
Of course there is nothing wrong with keeping a dog indoors as long as it has a lot of one on one time with its owner and plenty of attention. There are also certain dogs that just make better pets depending on the situation. If the owner tends to work a lot or rarely has the time to take care of a dog, then it might be better suited as an outdoor pet.
If you are looking for a new pet for your family and happen to be fond of canines, then why not consider getting a dog?
Not only can these animals provide you with years of companionship but they can also help you get through rough patches in life. Just be sure to choose the right one for you.
How To Take Care Of Your Dog This Winter
The winter months can be a difficult time for all the members of the family. Children and adults alike enjoy spending their free time outside playing in the snow, ice, and falling leaves. It is a great opportunity to get fresh air and to spend quality time with your loved ones. Of course, your dog is also a part of your family and you love to spend time with him as well.
The only problem is that the cold winter weather can sometimes be very dangerous for Fido. He doesn’t have the same natural protection that we humans have, so it is up to you to make sure he stays warm and safe throughout the cold months.
You may live in a place where the temperatures drop below freezing almost every winter, or you might live some place where there is never any snow. Either way, you need to make sure your dog is protected from the cold, both indoors and out. You wouldn’t want him to get a heat stroke on a hot summer day, so you should definitely be concerned about him when the temperature drops. Here are some tips to keep your dog safe and warm during the winter months.
Prepare your home
Just like you, your dog can experience a drop in temperature when he is indoors. This is especially true if you live in a colder climate and don’t heat your home all that much. First of all you should make sure that there are no drafty areas in your home that could cause the cold air to seep in. Check doors and windows to make sure they are properly sealed and never leave them open.
If your home has basements, attics, or garages that you don’t use, make sure they are properly sealed as well because it is very easy for the cold air to blow in and seep through these places.
You should also keep your home warmer than you might otherwise prefer. A lot of people like to keep their homes on the cooler side, but this could be a real danger for your dog. Of course if the temperature is too hot for you, then it is probably too hot for your dog as well. Another thing you can do to keep your home warm is by using a space heater.
Just make sure to keep it at least a few feet away from anything flammable like carpet, bedding, furniture, and curtains.
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