A dog in your home is one of life’s greatest joys! Caring for a dog is a full-time responsibility that requires time, energy, and money. If your family is thinking of getting a new dog, there are a few things to keep in mind and to consider when choosing the right four-legged companion for your family.

Our Director of Dog Training, Kelly, offers advice on four topics not to overlook: energy, dog grooming, breed characteristics, and dog training.

#1 – Energy

Dogs and puppies require different levels of energy, physically and mentally, based on size and breed. One of the things to keep in mind when choosing a dog is how to meet a dog’s needs and what kind of energy release you can provide to your new furry family member.


#2 – Dog Grooming

When you’re looking for a new dog, don’t overlook what dog grooming responsibilities are based on the breed and the financial aspect that comes with routine grooming for dogs.


#3 – Breed Characteristics

Specific dog breeds are bred for different things, including their physical and mental stimulation needs. For example, you may want to reconsider having a Husky in an apartment as they can be very vocal and require a lot of space.


#4 – Dog Training

Dog training is an important aspect to keep in mind when choosing the right dog. Different dogs may require more guidance and structure based on their breed and characteristics. Starting an early foundation through dog training will build a relationship between your family and the newest furry family member.

Bark Avenue Daycamp in Bartlett provides dog care near me in Bartlett and in the surrounding Chicago suburbs including Carol Stream, Elgin, Hanover Park, South Elgin, St. Charles, Wayne, Schaumberg, and Streamwood. Our dog trainers are available to make your dog training appointment or answer any questions. Call us today (630) 289-8470

Looking for a shelter?
The West Suburban Humane Society is a wonderful local organization that we support and highly recommend.