There is nothing else that compares to the tremendous affection a dog has for its owner. One of several reasons why having a dog for the very first time is so wonderful is getting to feel this unconditional love.
Owning a dog is, however, a lot of work in spite of the hugs, kisses, and fetch games. It is up to you to ensure that your canine friend is happy, safe, and comfortable, whether you are adopting a young puppy or an older dog.
A lot of advice is given to new puppy parents by family members and friends, as well as the overly chatty folks at the dog park. Some are wise ideas, while others are not. It’s important to consider your pup’s needs and your bond with them when considering such advice because the first few months with a new puppy are key.