As you can probably workout I have an avid interest in Labrador Retrievers, the first dog that I owned was when I was in my 30’s and he was a Black Labrador called Guinness. I was lucky to have him in my life for 13 years and lost him in 2013 and in that time we both had our highs and lows but he taught me a lot in what it means to have someone totally dependent on you.
The thing is owning a dog isn’t as simple as laying out some cash for the dog, feeding it and walking it, it is a 10 plus year commitment to an animal who is totally reliant on you, he isn’t a cat who can pop over the fence and is probably getting fed by a couple of different people who feel sorry for it.
There are lots of things to take into consideration from the type of food you feed him (would you want to eat the equivalent of Mc Donald’s every day) choosing a local vet, deciding whether to get pet insurance through to understanding the laws relating to the ownership of dogs in your state/country.
I have got to admit that I have made mistakes in the past but believe that I have learned from them and as such the point of this blog is to talk about various topics concerning owning a dog and also more specifically the Labrador breed.
I believe that in whatever we do in life we should constantly look to learn whether that be in your job, having a hobby or learning about the dietary requirements of your faithful friend. This is one of the reasons that I ensure that each morning as part of my morning ritual I read a book for at least half an hour.