Animals I Would Want To Own Some Day As a Pet

Hey, Hope you all are having a great day! Today I am sharing animals I would want to own someday as a pet. Now I don’t think I will end up owning all of these (especially not all at the same time) but who knows.

New Foundland. I love these dogs and I love how big and fluffy they are, plus they get along with everyone. Now because of their size, this would be a maybe but it would definitely be on the list of dogs I would get.

An older dog. I would love to just go and get an older dog from a shelter or one that might end up in the shelter if someone does not take it. I like older dogs, I think they deserve to have a happy rest of their lives and not have to live in a shelter for the rest of their life.

I want one this color and I want to name it twinkie. lol

Cockatiel. I love these birds and they have such a huge personality! I have done a lot of research on parrots and I feel like these would be the perfect match for me.

It’s so cute!

Sheep. I love sheep! They are so cute and fun to watch! I don’t know if I would breed and sell or keep only a couple. But I would like to have some.

Barn Cats. Obviously, if I have sheep I will probably end up having a barn. I would want barn cats because I know a lot of people are allergic to cats so if they are outside you don’t have to worry about allergies. I know some people don’t like animals staying outside, but the cats (max of 3) will have all of their shots and spayed/neutered, and they will have a barn for bad weather.

Rabbit. I have a rabbit right now, and I love her! Rabbits are great pets and are super social and friendly. I would definitely want to get another one in the future.

Koi Fish (if I have a pond). Koi fish are so cute and fun to watch. If I end up having a pond I would definitely get some koi.

Those are all of the animals. Obviously I would not be able to get all of these if I do not have a large property so we will see what happens in the future! What type of pets do you want? Have a nice day!

Dog Breeds I Would Not Get As a pet

Hello! Hope your day is going well! Today I am going to share some dog breeds I would not get as a pet. This does not mean I don’t like these dogs because I do like most of them. I just would not want to own one of these dogs for their entire life because of how high maintenance most of these dogs are.

Hounds

These dogs are so cute! I like hanging out with them, but I have heard and seen way too many things happen to these dogs. I know of a beagle who ran away and got hit by a car and a hound mix who also got hit by a car. This is very sad and I personally, would not want to deal with that. They are also very stubborn and have a high prey drive, which is one reason why these dogs run away and end up getting hit.

Dachshund

I have had a ton of experience with these dogs, so I know for a fact that I do not want one of these dogs. The main reason I don’t want one of these dogs is because of how often they bark. I would probably go insane if the dog would not listen and would keep barking. They are also not the greatest with children, and I would want a dog who is known for being friendly towards everyone.

Belgian Malinois

If you did not know, these dogs are known for being military/police dogs. So right there is a red flag because you know that they will require a ton of training. I have heard many stories of people getting these dogs and taking them to training right as soon as they got them, but they still become aggressive when they got older. The reason why these dogs become aggressive is that they need a job to do. And if they are not given a job they will start to become aggressive. Personally, I don’t think I would be able to handle one of these dogs.

Husky

Huskys have such a funny personality and are so cute! While they are cute and funny they are very stubborn. which makes it very difficult to train them. They howl and whine a ton (they don’t tend to bark a lot), and that would get very annoying (to me personally). So I probably will not end up getting one of these dogs.

Chihuahua

They are pretty self-explanatory. These dogs tend to be very aggressive and only like their owner. I would like a dog that is friendly towards everyone and not just its family or one person. They also have an annoying bark (most little dogs do). I do know that there are a couple friendly Chihuahuas but I would not want to risk that.

That is all of the dogs. Again, It’s not that don’t like these dogs because I do like most of them. I have dog sat a lot of them and I know that I would not want one of these dogs. I hope you enjoyed reading this post! What are some dog breeds you would not want as a pet?

Ways To Prevent Your Dog From Running Away

Many people have dogs who run away. I have a dog that likes to run away as well, so I have experience chasing dogs and trying to prevent my dog to not run away. Sadly, over three million dogs run away each year. So that is why I am doing this post to try to prevent dogs from running away.

Work on Recall training

Probably one of the reasons why dogs run away is because they don’t come when called. A way you can help them come back is to work on recall training. You think “My dog is too old” if your dog can hear and see then no, it is not too old. The first step of recall training is to get a very special treat that you never give them (liver sausage works great). Next, go outside and have them on a long leash. Use one word to come to you (I like to use the word come). Now say that word once and they will most likely come to you right away because you have that yummy treat. If they don’t you may have to show them the treat. Keep repeating this and associate the word come with the yummy treat. Do not use the word come (or whatever word you used) all the time only use it when they are in danger, running away, or you don’t know where they are. All the other times you call them just use their name or some sound.

Give Your Dog a Fun Toy When You Leave

If your dog likes to escape when you leave your house try giving them a fun, new toy, or a treat puzzle. This will make them focused on that fun toy/treat puzzle and not want to get out and run to you or just run away.

Put Your Dog Away If You Can’t Watch Them

If you are having a party, doing work, or having friends over, put the dog away from where they can not escape. If you are having people over and doors are opening all the time put them away. This will decrease the chance of them running away. Once everyone is settled, then it is an okay time to let them out to meet the guest. If your dog likes to jump on people I would recommend putting them on a leash that way you can control them.

Make Sure They Get Plenty of Energy Out

I’ve noticed the majority of dogs that run away are dogs that have a ton of energy and a high prey drive. If you get out most of their energy they will not have a reason to get out and run. For them not to have as much energy try your best to make sure they get that energy out. There are a couple ways you can get their energy out. Try going on a long walk/run with them. It is both good for you and the dog to go on a walk. Another way is simply playing with them. Find one of their favorite toys to play with them. And eventually, they will get tired and lay down for a nap.

Invest in a Dog Tracker

If your dog tends to run away a ton or likes to wander around your neighborhood, it might be a good idea to invest in a dog tracker. This way if the dog runs away you will be able to find them right away and assure that they are safe. Here are some links to some dog trackers.

If you have an air tag you can put it in your dog’s collar and track them like that.

I hope you found this post helpful! If you have any questions about dogs running away, or recall training, go ahead and ask them in the comments! Have a good day!

How To Figure Out What Type of Pet Is Right For You

Many people love pets. In fact, about 67% of people in America own a pet. Maybe, you own a pet, or maybe it’s a family pet, or you don’t have a pet and you are trying to figure out what type of pet you want. Well, today I am going to try to help you with that!

Now here are some questions you can answer to yourself and match up your answers with different types of pets. Now, remember this is not 100% accurate.

Close-Up Shot of a Kitten Looking at Camera

How much research are you willing to do? Before getting a pet you are going to want to do a ton of research. For the past two years, I have been liking birds and I have been doing a ton of research on them. I have even found out that some bird breeds just are not for me. Definitely do your research, and maybe you will find out you like the animal or that type of animal is not for you. Another great way to find out if you like the animal is to babysit it. Maybe you want a bearded dragon. Try to find someone who would let you babysit it when they are on vacation. Then you will really find out if you like that type of pet or not.

Green Chameleon

How much free time do you have during the day? If you are gone most of the day then a dog or a bird may not be the best pet for you. Now you could get a pet walker to come and walk your dog. With a bird, they need lots of attention and training. And it’s wrong to leave them in the cage all day long. Some great pets if you are gone most of the day would be a hamster, a rabbit (I’ll talk more about rabbits), a fish, a frog, or a cat. Now if you are home most of the day, a dog or some animal that needs a lot more attention might be a great pet for you!

Person Touching Golden Retriever

How much training and cleaning are you willing to spend? All animals require some type of cleaning, but not all you can train. If you like/don’t mind cleaning then that is great because all animals require cleaning. If you don’t want to train your animal that may be a problem because a lot of animals require some training. Now, you can hire people to train, but I feel like you would not have as much of a connection/bond with your pet. If you don’t like to clean, then maybe dogs, cats, rabbits, birds extra are not for you. And If you don’t like to train then maybe fish or a frog might be a nice choice for you.

Green and Yellow Parrot

How many years are willing to commit? There are a lot of animals that live for a long time and some outlive their owner. If you are not willing to commit to the rest of the pet’s life then you should not get that pet. Sadly, sometimes people will buy a puppy (or any pet that lives over five years), and then when it gets old, they will give it to the shelter because it is old. That is just wrong and they should have not gotten the puppy in the first place. Imagine how confused the dog is. The dog has lived with that family since it was a puppy and then suddenly it is put in a new home. Some pets that live a long time are: Parrots, some breeds of dogs, tortoises, cats, and even some fish live a long time. Now say you just want a pet for a little while. Some pets that don’t live a long time are: hamsters, guinea pigs, chameleons, and zebra finches.

Black and White Border Collie Puppy Lying on Green Grass Field

I would say the best way to figure out if that pet is right for you, is by researching. Trust me, you can never do too much research on a pet you are going to get. The more you know about that pet the better you are going to know if it will be a good pet for you. Never impulsively buy a pet. Hope you learned something new or have a better idea of what pet is right for you!