How to choose a new dog for your lifestyle according to Cesar Mallan

What are the most important things to consider before bringing a new dog into your home?

According to Cesar Mallan it is best to introduce the dog to your environment outside of your home, before you bring the dog into the house. By doing so, the dog will be more relaxed when it enters your home.

Teach them boundaries as soon as possible.
Whilst this can change as time goes on, it is very hard to enforce boundaries when they have already been overtaken.

Think about your lifestyle before the dog arrives.
Are you an active person, that enjoys the outdoors or are you a socialite that stays at home or goes out to friends often. These are vital factors to consider when getting a new dog. These will tell you what type of dog will suite your home and your lifestyle best. It is pointless getting a daxie, if you are a runner, or a dog that needs tons of grooming, if you have little time as it is.

If you need a dog for protection, sometimes large dogs are not the answer, but a small dog that is on guard all the time could be better suited for the family and your lifestyle.

Never get a pet on impulse.
Getting the wrong type of dog for your lifestyle could be detrimental to your happiness at home.   

Do your research first.
Speak to people at rescue facilities and ask them for advice, and then make an educated decision for the right pet for you.

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