10 Things No One Tells You Before You Get A Dog! (Part 1)

There are the usual things people tell you about parenting dogs, like the fact that they poop, they love food, that you need to buy poop bags, to name a few.

Parenting a dog is no joke, and dog parents know that all too well. Of course, people tell you that it’s going to be a joyful ride, and it is, but there are some things no one tells you. As a new dog parent, here are some unexpected things that came my way when I brought my pup home. Here are some things no one tells you before you get a dog!

1. Dog takes priority!

You are no longer going to be your top priority as that spot will be taken by your dog. You won’t be able to imagine how much your focus shifts to your dog! Your dog comes first, always and although you won’t mind it, when you think back, you’ll realize how much they’ve changed you as a person!

2. You can’t be perfect!

I am or was a perfectionist. I wanted my things a certain way, and I behaved a certain way with loved ones and strangers, but after getting a dog, things changed. I became a universal remote, sort of. I no longer crave to be perfect and have embraced the fact that I am human, at the end of the day, and that I deserve love and respect my dog showers on me!

3. Different routines!

Before becoming a dog parent, I had a certain routine, and let me tell you I stuck to them! I loved sleeping in on weekends and just bask in the glory of myself. But after bringing home my dog, things changed… drastically and for the better too! I am more active and my new routine is based on my dog’s energy levels. Sometimes I wonder how I lived my life before him!

4. Social life takes a hit!

I’m a cross between an introvert and an extrovert, but after bringing home a dog, my social life took a hit. While it looks bad, let me tell you it’s worth it. Why? The love, affection, kisses, and cuddles I get from my dog, I get from no one else! There’s nothing better than spending as much time as you possibly can with a soul that loves you completely.

5. Accidents happen and you need to be prepared!

Before you get a dog you don’t have to worry about being prepared with a rainy day fund. Of course, you have savings for yourself in case of emergencies, now you’re also responsible for your dog’s emergencies. Accidents will happen and no matter how hard you try, your pooch will a find a way to get into trouble!

How many faced these challenges?! Let us know in the comments! Watch out for Part 2!

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