While many of us have experience of pet care and in some countries that usually means dog care, some have not. If you’re considering getting a dog and are worried about the pet being high maintenance, read on. Experienced pet owners know there are some easy care dog breeds that you should consider first.
Read on to find a brief breed overview of a few select easy to care for dog breeds that we recommend.
5 Small easy care dog breeds
While it’s true that all dogs require a high standard of care, some breeds are more high maintenance than others. These five small easy care dog breeds are perfect for first-time dog owners. They are especially good for pet owners looking for a low-maintenance pet that’s easy to take care of.
Despite their size, miniature dachshunds are brave and make loyal companions and excellent family pets. They’re good with children if introduced to them at an early age and can get along with other pets too. Dachshunds only have little legs so you don’t need to worry about taking them out on long, strenuous walks.
They only need around 30-60 minutes of exercise per day. And ideally you would split this up into two short walks.
Dachshunds can be difficult to train initially as they’re so stubborn, meaning that housetraining may require a bit of persistence but if you persevere you’ll have a sociable and devoted pint-sized companion for life.
French bulldogs (or Frenchies) are cheeky and cuddly dogs, who make laid-back and loving pets who are happy to go along with whatever is happening.
They are fairly low maintenance which makes them perfect for families and busy households as they’re equally happy curled up on a lap as they are on the road, travelling with their owners. Frenchies don’t need a lot of exercise, but a daily walk (or a couple of short walks) will help keep them healthy.
Pomeranians are confident and curious dogs with fantastic personalities. They can be stubborn at times but with proper training, they make an excellent pet who will enjoy following you around everywhere no matter what you’re doing. Just remember their grooming exercise training routines.
You’ll need to brush their coat daily but in return, you’ll get a clever and affectionate furry pal who loves new experiences.
Jack Russel terriers are perfectly petite, so ideal for small homes. They are one of the small easy care dog breeds, plus they’re smart and make excellent guard dogs, so a great choice if you’re looking for a furry friend who’ll make you feel safer.
Jack Russels are typically good-tempered with people and animals they know, making them an excellent family pet. Jack Russells are highly trainable, making housetraining easier. They’re energetic dogs who need plenty of exercise to keep them happy so they’re best suited to active households.
Shih Tzus may look fancy but they’re actually a fairly low-maintenance breed. Their docile personalities make them a good choice for families with children. Many Shih Tzus are happy to spend hours cuddling on the sofa, and when not cuddling they are sleeping.
They only require moderate exercise of up to one hour per day and many are quite lazy!
Easy care dog breeds in Summary
All dogs require training, patience and understanding of their breed. Moreover they will have natural dog behaviours you need to be aware of. However, low-maintenance easy care dog breeds like these typically require less exercise. Moreover they will happily slot into most busy households and family life.
No matter what breed of dog you choose, don’t forget to purchase all the essentials you’ll need for your new fur baby, including a leather dog collar with an ID tag, a comfy bed, dog bowls and plenty of toys to keep your new dog happy and entertained.
Need dog sitters
If you have dogs or are planning to get dogs you need to find a trusted source of live-in dogsitters to care for your pets in their own home.
What are live in dog sitters and how do they help?
Live in dog sitters help dog owners by dog sitting for them in the pet’s own home.
The best in home dog minding is with live in dog sitters
Having live in dog sitters means that you can ensure your pets are cared for in an environment where they already feel safe. You can build the pet sitting routines around your pet and their home. The in home dogsitter will take care of them for you as a live in dogsitter.
Live in dog sitters that comes to your house to dog sit
What is a dog sit? – A dog sit is when live in dog sitters come to your home to care for your pets as a temporary arrangement. Some are free live in dog sitters others are professional pet sitters. Either way their role is to care for your pet, in their own home.
- Free housesitters – This could be part of a housesitting assignment with the free housesitters or in a professional arrangement with a pet sitter.
- Professional pet sitters – If you are paying for dog walkers and pet sitters remember to check out the going rate for a pet sitter in your location. Also check that they have full insurance and pet first aid training and client reviews for you to check. A live in pet sitter may have variable rates if they are professional, depending on what you need them to do and how many pets are in their care.
- Professional and semi professional dog sitters – will be looking online and in newspapers for a live in dogsitter job.
Free dog sitter
A live in dog sitter is also a housesitter – Yay!
And here’s the piece de resistance. Live in dog sitters will also be able to help you keep your home running smoothly while you are away.
So with live in dog sitters, as well as housesitters, they can mow the lawn, clean the house, collect the mail and any parcels. Most importantly they will keep the home looking occupied and secure. And most importantly they will be in house entertainment and a resident friend for your dog.
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