There are a lot of great reasons to add a pet dog to your growing family. For one thing, owning a pet helps to teach your kids a sense of responsibility, and for another, the unconditional love you get from a dog is enough to brighten up even the darkest of days. I love my dogs, and cat for that matter, but sometimes people do not realise what you take on when you bring home a puppy. Unfortunately, owning a dog is not always plain sailing. Dogs, like other pets, often have unpleasant habits, some of which you won’t realise until it’s too late. To help you make the right decision, here is a quick run-down of the things to be aware of about owning a dog.
Admit it: travelling with the whole family can sometimes be a pain. Even though you endlessly enjoy their company, carrying around bulky prams and coordinating your child’s every move can be exhausting work. Thankfully we have got out of the pram stage now, but there are times where I wish I still had it. Most cases with our family, we mean our little furry friends too, and there are times where you wonder whether or not you could bring your pet along.
As many of you, we have pets which consists of cats and dogs, both of which have different requirements of care when it comes to firework night. Or in many cases, firework month as they seem to be going of on a nightly basis. We have different issues with the dogs, than we do with the cat but there is a cross over in the level of care we have to take as a family.
Getting a new puppy is one thing, but teaching your kids to play safely and nicely with a new puppy is another thing entirely. After all, you want to keep both the puppy, and more importantly your children, safe and know that you can leave them both alone in the same room without incident.
Noah loved his trip to Cornwall and every morning, after a cup of tea and porridge, him and Daddy would take the doggies to the beach for a lovely long walk across Watergate Bay. It was fab because the beach is so huge, the season is autumn and therefore not a great deal of people on the beaches and it was just clear sands across the beach. The first day we got there it was pretty windy, but Noah wasn’t put off. He was talking away and running after the dogs. It was really funny. He would get home and tell me all about it, in his half Noahish and half English conversations, I could just about make out some words like Daddy and puppies – the other words could have been anything bless him. I think having Daddy around for the week brought him a lot of confidence, especially with his talking. He started doing silly things at the cottage, like silly walks and playing with Daddy a lot more. But we also had to let him grow up quite a bit as there was no stairgates and the downstairs was open plan – so little fingers in the […]