There is a saying that goes “Good dogs are few and far between”, and in the wild, it is definitely true. There is a very strong hierarchy within a pack and your canine friend is considered below your pack. When a dog enters your house, you have to treat him with respect and give him the attention he deserves. This is also true for your dog when they are family. The whole idea of giving attention is not exclusive to humans; this applies to dogs as well.
Before you bring a dog into your home, you have to be certain that you can provide the proper care for him. You can start by talking to other dog owners about their experiences with these animals. Be sure to ask them what their experiences were with keeping a dog indoors. You may ask them what their experience was and if they had any problems with it.
You can also read articles online to get a general idea. The next step in caring for a dog is to pick a dog breed that will best suit your lifestyle. You have to be careful in choosing a dog because there are breeds that have inherited in temperament that you want to avoid. You can also discuss this with your spouse. Dogs that are considered aggressive are always the last resort for your household.
For the love and affection you give your dog, they should be appreciative and loyal. If they are loyal, they will be a loving and attentive companion for you. Dogs need to be disciplined for inappropriate behavior. Never allow them to disobey you for they will only be difficult and disruptive. It’s their job to be obedient.
A dog’s behavior is the result of its breed and environment. For instance, dogs that were bred to hunt are naturally aggressive. But if they were bred indoors they will be gentle and obedient. You should be diligent in training them to be obedient and they can be well-disciplined outdoors as well. A German Shepherd for example has been bred for service, so its demeanor is highly disciplined.
The number of companions you get depends on your lifestyle. For a short trip you can have just one or two companions. For a longer trip, you can have more than four depending on what type of clothing you will purchase them in. Dogs can be a very valuable member of your family if you treat them well and train them properly. If you think you cannot provide the proper care for them and discipline them, consider getting another pet for them.