There’s more to being a new dog owner than picking the right name. We put together several resources that will help you on your journey of being a dog owner.
Best Friends Animal Society – “Save them all” is there motto and they are a great place to adopt a pet. They are also a great resource for finding volunteering opportunities and making donations.
Petfinder – This is our favorite resource to recommend for those looking to adopt a pet. They provide a searchable, online database which covers over 14,000 different animal shelters. They also write articles covering a variety of topics from dog care to video tutorials.
New Owner Tips
Cesar’s Way – Cesar Milan (aka the Dog Whisperer) has written a very nice article called “Starting Your Puppy off Right!” It’s less than 700 words, but very nicely sums up what a new dog owner should know. The article has been shared over 40,000 times on Facebook alone!
New Dog Checklist – Real Simple has put together a nice A-Z checklist of everything a potential dog owner should consider. Interact with the list by checking off what you have already completed.
We have a few favorite YouTubers whose channels are quite helpful for both new and experienced dog owners.
Kikopup – This is the channel for world renowned dog trainer Emily Larlham. Her videos focus around her Progressive Reinforcement training, which means that she doesn’t use physical/psychological training which some trainers advocate.
Zakgeorge – Zach Gearge’s channel is arguably the most popular YouTube channel for dog training. He has over 244,000 loyal subscribers and tons of great videos to learn from.
Is there a resource that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comment section below!