Hi babes! If you follow me on Instagram I’m sure you know I got a puppy a few months ago. I mean how wouldn’t you I post pictures of her probably every day and I’m sure you were all thinking this post would come sooner or later. But if you don’t follow me on Instagram, her name is Daisy and she is a golden retriever! She turned six months old today so in honor of that I want to tell you guys a little about her and things I did and didn’t expect about getting a puppy. I’ll start with the most dramatic one, I really didn’t expect to love her as much as I do. I know this probably sounds dumb, yes obviously I knew I would love her, she’s my own puppy and I’ve wanted a golden retriever for a very long time. But I love her so MUCH, this is how I imagine what having a child feels like. Anyway, enough with the dramatics, the other thing I didn’t expect was how chill she would be. Being a puppy I thought it would be constant craziness, don’t get me wrong she definitely has her moments. But she is one of the most calm puppies I’ve encountered, if I’m working at my desk or getting ready, she’ll just lay at my feet until I’m done and ready to play again. She is really playful but not aggressive at all and she knows when its time to chill. The last thing I didn’t expect was how easy it would be to train her, I thought this would be really difficult. She is so smart though, she learned sit, lay down and paw in probably 20 minutes. She also started going to the door when she needs to go outside, this did take a little bit longer to train and she does have accidents in the house every now and then but she’s been super good lately. With crate training, she never cried in her crate at night, the first week or so she would cry in the morning to get out . Now she doesn’t cry at all and gets up when I do! Right now we’re working on walking on her leash and not eating everything off the ground. If you’re reading this because you’re thinking about getting a puppy, I highly recommend getting one when you know you’ll have a lot of time to train. I got Daisy in the beginning of summer because I don’t have classes over summer, I do work Monday through Friday but my boyfriend goes to my house to let her out and play with her during the day. Make sure you’ll be able to set a lot of time aside for your puppy and not have to leave him/her alone for long periods of time. I know there are a lot of people out there that don’t properly train their dog and then label it as a “bad dog” and end up taking him/her to a shelter and we definitely don’t want that. One thing I did expect that I don’t think a lot of people take into account is the cost of owning a puppy. Other than the actual cost of buying her, each vet visit has been a minimum of one-hundred dollars, the initial pet store visit for all the basic needs(harness, leash, toys, etc.) was about two-hundred dollars, the monthly cost of food, treats and whatever else she needs is around eighty dollars, and I also save money incase of an emergency. Again, if you’re reading this because you’re thinking about getting a puppy you should definitely save a good amount of money before actually getting one! If you have any additional questions about expenses for a puppy or anything else, feel free to send me a direct message on Instagram.
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