As the holidays draw near and some are still thinking of last-minute gift ideas, one of the thoughts that cross many people’s minds is giving a dog as a gift. It might seem like the perfect gift idea, especially getting the opportunity to rescue a dog and give them to someone you know is a loving person, but there’s more to consider than that.
Giving a dog as a gift isn’t the typical gift. Unlike the typical gifts like electronics or toys that someone can play with, get bored with, then put aside, a dog is alive and needs consistent love and care. I asked world-renowned dog behaviorist, Cesar Millan, to share his thoughts on this popular holiday gift and what should be considered before doing so.
“Rescuing a dog or giving a dog is a beautiful thing, but it should never be an emotional impulse,” says Millan, “A relationship with a dog is anywhere from 10 to 20 years. You will be a responsible pet parent if you understand the spirituality, instincts, emotions, and intellect of the dog.”
With more than 25 years of experience, New York Times best-selling author Cesar Millan is one of the leading authorities in the field of dog behavior. He starred in National Geographics’ Better Human Better Dog — available on Disney+ — and co-founded the Halo Dog Collar (our review here) that is revolutionizing the bond between pet parents and their dogs.
If you’re planning on giving a dog to someone as a gift this holiday season, make sure to keep Cesar’s advice in mind, because a dog is no ordinary gift, it’s a new addition to the family.
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