First of all. Life with with a dog. It’s not easy. Beware.

My family always had dogs from the earliest moment I can remember. In 2016 I moved to Malaysia for a new job and within 2 months of moving my long term girlfriend and I broke up. So I thought it would be a good idea to get a dog. Don’t. Getting Kiara has been both a blessing and a nightmare. The blessing is that she is an amazing dog, full of energy, love and affection. I can’t image life without her, but she’s a nightmare sometimes.

Considerations before getting a dog

  • A dog is for life. Owning a dog is a lifetime commitment.
  • Owning a dog can be quite expensive.
    • Food (duh)
    • Vaccines, Medicine and vet treatment
    • Boarding (you might have to go somewhere where you can’t take your dog).
    • Toys and treats
  • Owning a dog will take a lot of time and severely limit your social life.
    • Multiple daily walks
    • Training (house breaking, basic commands, socializing, etc. Especially puppies.)
    • Dog’s might not be allowed where you go (parks, restaurants, etc).
    • Playtime and care
  • Dog’s may get sick and need a vet
  • Dog’s need accessories and basic equipment
    • Bowl for food and water
    • Treats
    • Toys
    • Crate
    • Leash, harness, etc,
  • Dog’s need grooming, and general care (ever thought about brushing a dog’s teeth?)

If you thought all of this through thoroughly… Go get a dog! It’s an amazing friend that will love you all of it’s life.

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