10 things you should consider before you get a new puppy
Puppies can do no wrong, right? Okay, probably right -- but that doesn't mean that it's always a walk in the park to take care of a new dog. Well, it might quite literally be a walk in the park, but not figuratively.
There are plenty of anxieties that come along with choosing a dog, teaching it to behave, adapting it to your family, and learning to be there for it in all its times of need. And while all of these things might be demanding, none of them take away from the love, excitement and endless adorable-ness that dogs can provide.
Several people took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain the stress and excitement of getting a new puppy.
1. Some never realize they're dog people until they get a dog:
2. You might worry about your dog's well-being as much as you would for any member of your family:
3. There will be the endless cycle of your dog being totally adorable, and totally mischievous:
4. Seeing how difficult it is to take care of a puppy probably makes you realize that a person would be even harder:
5. You're allowed to consider yourself a puppy parent:
6. Leaving the house gets a lot more difficult:
7. It takes lots of patience and discipline to teach your dog the ways of the housebroken world:
8. It's REALLY hard to discipline dogs because they are just absolutely too cute:
9. Now that's dedication:
10. Puppies become dogs too fast to even grasp:
Want to hear more about the nuances of getting a new dog? Check out Whisper!
Getting a new puppy can be even harder if you already have an alpha dog in the house:
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