You may think you're a pro when it comes to taking care of your pooch, but you'd be surprised by how many things even an experienced dog owner can overlook. Whether you currently have a dog or are considering getting one, it's important to know as much as possible about breeds, healthcare and grooming. Read on to discover some of the most common blunders dog owners make, so you can avoid any trouble, expense or heartbreak.
Mistake #1: Not Reading Up on Different Dog Breeds
The most common mistake future dog owners make, according to Gina Spadafori, pet columnist and executive editor of PetConnection.com, is not doing enough research before heading to the breeder or shelter. "[People] end up with a pet that is inappropriate for their home, their living situation and their lifestyle," says Spadafori. "Dogs come in such a huge range of sizes, temperaments and exercise needs." Before you buy or adopt, consider your space, children, other pets and anyRead More »from 10 Common Mistakes Dog Owners Make