Wow, that last article was quite a mouthful, wasn’t it. For that matter, so too our introductory article. In fact, we’ve just about had it where cruelty against dogs is concerned. The old saying that it’s ‘a dog’s life’ isn’t even funny anymore. Something must be done, and so say all of us. That is to say, if you are equally concerned about the plight of all the threatened dogs, domestic, stray in the streets, and in the wild.

We like to believe that our earlier contributions are indicative of a job well done, admirably so, one would like to think, in regard to making a concerted effort to safeguard the canine species. It really is in the best interests of your beloved canine pet. Most of you reading this next note of ours may already be fully on board where proper dog health and care is concerned. So far so good, but as you’ll all agree, there’s always going to be something new that you can learn during your regular online reading. There’s always going to be more work ahead of you. That is to say if you care as much about dogs as we do.

We do hope, however, that our modest little contribution will still be making a difference where new discoveries are concerned. We do hope that this focus on basic canine care essentials does cause you to have one of those rare aha moments. We’d also like to remind you that, while you’ll be taking good care of your dog in any case, responsibility lies with you to share with others what you’ve discovered or been reminded of. It’s fair to say that that point was made clearly in our last article. In fact, it was made loudly enough in both of our previous articles.

Now, we’d like to touch up on a previous article we published for you. In that article we suggested that you adopt a pet instead of spending an absolute fortune on acquiring a pedigreed species. We’d like to point out that this sterling variety of a dog is no guarantee that you’ll have a wonderful relationship ahead of you. We are now arguing that you have a better chance of succeeding with your adopted mixed-breed option.

But there is irony. If you’ve taken on a pedigreed puppy, as opposed to an adult and as recommended, you are still going to have to train it and discipline it, right. It becomes even more challenging when you’ve decided to take on the lovable animal from the welfare center. Chances are good that you’ll only be afforded with an adult dog and never a puppy, unless, of course, there have been cases of dogs producing litters. But then again, no.

Health authority requirements, in many cases, and it is a pity, require that such welfare organizations make concerted efforts to artificially prevent dogs from having any further ability to procreate. But now we went and nearly lost the point we were about to make. The point is this, it will be, or could be, more of a challenge training and disciplining an adopted pet from the welfare center. Further irony abounds if you decide to take on the added expense of enrolling both you and your new dog in an accredited dog grooming and training facility.

But no matter where you find your new pet, the expense is really worth it. It is in your best interest. And, more so, it is in the best interest of your beloved canine pet to be well-groomed and well-trained at all times.