Dogs are just a barrel of fun. Intentionally or not, they can keep us amused for a long time. Looking at them live, or on photos, doesn’t matter – they are funny.
We have collected some of the funniest dog Snapchats, and we know you are going to enjoy them.
And if all these photos make you want to adopt a dog, scroll on down, and you can find an interview with Amy Ockelford, Senior Press Officer for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She speaks about how long various dog breeds must wait for their new homes, and about how you should treat them once you adopt them.
Sadly, not all dogs get the love and respect they ought to have. Many of them get abandoned and have to be adopted from the shelters.
Adopting a dog is a big decision. Having a pet is brings a lot of responsibility, and you have to be sure you're ready for it. Once you sign the papers, changing your mind is not an option.it would hurt the dog even more.
Ockelford from the RSPCA says that, on average, it takes 38 days to find a home for a dog in their care. "Sadly, some wait much longer. Rhodesian Ridgebacks wait for the longest, with an average stay of 118 days, while English bull terriers stay for 97 days, and American bulldogs wait 76 days."
"Staffordshire bull terriers, the dogs we see most commonly coming into our centers, wait for 47 days on average to find a home. A dog's age also makes a huge difference as to how long they wait in our kennels. If a dog is under six months, the average wait is 15 days while a dog aged between one and three has to wait 41 days and a senior pooch (seven and over) has to wait, on average, 48 days"
Ockelford clarified that "the important thing to remember is that all dogs, no matter their age, breed, or background, are individuals and will have different temperaments, personalities, and traits."
"It's vital that owners understand this before they adopt a dog and are aware that their dog's needs may change over time. If you have a particularly nervous dog or a dog who struggles with certain behaviors, such as separation anxiety or being reactive around other dogs, then we'd advise speaking to your vet who may refer you to a clinical animal behaviorist for help. "
Ockelford said that the RSPCA works "extremely hard to find homes for all of the dogs in our kennels but, sadly, for some, that wait can be longer than others."
"If we're struggling to rehome a dog from a particular center, then we might move them to a different area or try to find them a foster home. We've had some dogs in our care for years before we were able to find them the perfect home. But we will wait and do all we can until we find them their perfect match."
The Wide Open Pets organizations says that you should decide on the house rules before bringing your adopted dog to its new home. That way, you’ll convey what you require from the dog with your body language and a self-confident tone. If you know what you want, the dog will realize that too. And that leads to a good relationship.
Various dog breeds have various amounts of energy. But all of them need exercise, more or less. You will have to change your lifestyle, especially if you are not used to physical activity. Another option is that the dog will start to resemble you and turn in to couch potato. And that will not benefit anyone.
You should also think about signing up your pooch for at least some simple training. Also, do a veterinarian checkup to make sure that everything is medically all right with your new friend.