How To Make Getting A Dog Easier.

getting a dog

There are a lot of compelling reasons to get a dog, and when we see a young puppy running around with a stick in its mouth we tend to find that the reasons for getting a pet don’t even matter – we’re overcome instantly by a wave of cuteness and find that we can’t help but want one.

But none of this changes the fact that pets, and particularly dogs, are also a lot of work. There are vet bills to consider, there are walks to do, there’s the hair and then there’s the cost of food and toys. For many people getting a dog is a nice idea, but not particularly practical.

Here’s the good news then: there are actually plenty of ways that you can make it easier to keep a dog – so that you can enjoy all the benefits of having a cute pet, without having to completely sacrifice your freedom and your current lifestyle. Let’s look at some of the best ways to make keeping a dog a lot easier…


One of the biggest problems when you keep a dog is the malting. Most dogs unfortunately create a lot of hair and this is a big problem if you’re someone who wants to keep their home looking fairly clean and who doesn’t want to spend their entire lives vacuuming and dusting. The solution to this problem though is incredibly simple though: all it requires is for you to choose a breed of dog that doesn’t malt which could mean getting a hairless dog, or which could mean getting a breed such as a poodle that has curls.


The other problem is taking your dog for regular walks, which takes a lot of time and can be very tiring when all you want to do is come home to relax. Again though, there are fortunately solutions out there for those who need them.

For instance, one option is to hire someone to walk your dogs for you. There are plenty of sites on the web that will help you to quickly and easily find someone to walk your dog for you, and this way you can spend long periods of time away with no stress. Another option is to find a neighbour or friend who’s able and willing to do it for you. If you know a retired couple across the road then you may find that this is actually something they’d love – so do try asking.

Finally, you could always get a smaller dog who doesn’t really need walking and give them access to your garden – which might be more than enough to tire out their little legs.


Smaller dogs are also much easier to keep under control and considerably less likely to ruin your home. If you’re worried about your home getting ruined, or trying to keep your animals under control, then getting a small pet might just be the solution you need as it will enable you easily pick them up when they’re misbehaving and as there’s only so much damage they can actually do.

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Today’s feature writer, Jack Brown, works at Pleasant Plains Animal Hospital, a New York based veterinary hospital. He is a hard worker and enjoys spending time with his family on weekends and the holidays.