Planning on getting a pet? What pet are you getting? I can tell that you probably would be going for a Dog, as it is the most commonly owned pet. So, are you prepared for the responsibilities after getting a pet? Taking care of a pet is totally similar to taking care of your newly born baby. You just can’t go out and get a dog, you need to do a little planning before getting it, and the foremost dilemma in everyone’s head is if the dog would be living inside your house, in your verrandah or in its own personalized dog house? Most of the people chose the first or the second option, due to lack of budget, but the best option is the third one, and it doesn’t cost much as we think.The larger or more sophisticated you build, the higher will be the expenses, but usually, dog houses don’t cost much.
Dog Houses often seem to be miniature versions of our own house or villas, minus the furniture, electronic items etc. as dogs cannot use a laptop or internet to connect to the world. All they can do is bark and tell others, “What’s on their mind”. Dog Houses are not much common in Indian subcontinent, but are famous in the Western households. Indian cities already have less space for their own residential purposes, so they can not afford some space for the purpose of their dogs, which is good in a way, as the dog gets to be a room mate, an indispensable part of the family. While in the western world, well in the most of it, dogs are given an independent home, in which they live and food is provided by their owner. These houses, called dog houses, usually resemble a traditional hut shaped roof top, but various engineering advancements are levied nowadays on this stuff.
Everyone wants to be independent in this world. Independence is a characteristic found not only of humans, but also in animals, bugs, plants etc. It is not the case that they would die if they are not independent, but they crave for the same, and dog houses provide independence for dogs. They are allowed to enjoy the company of their own, lead a fruitful life, with involvement of their owner to play, but sometimes this independence is not healthy for a dog. Excessive barking, developing a solitude nature are the common characteristics or symptoms observed in dogs, when they feel alone.
Usually when a person goes into all the processes of getting a dog house, he doesn’t restrict himself to a single pet. He acquires at least a couple of dogs or even more, and build a bigger house, so that their pet can also lead a family. The couple further mates and give birth to puppies, which need to be grown in an open environment, so a dog house is useful for them. It is said that dogs would guard your house if they are kept outside, in their own house, but this is a misconception, as dogs do not find their owner’s house as a part of their territory, as they themselves are not well equipped with the belonging of the house. All they know is they have to guard their own house and family, if they are kept outside in an independent dog house. They would treat themselves barred from your family, and would just think of you as an unknown person who feeds them. If you want to develop a good relationship with them, you will have to put your efforts in it. If you have to build a dog house for them, you still have to keep them as a member of your family. You can’t just let them go, as they treat you as their family, that is why, dogs are so loyal. They don’t have anyone else to trust upon, so they levy their all trust on you, and in return, demand for a little quality time.
The best option in case of a dog is keep them in your own house. Keeping them away from you is treated as a punishment by them. Although they would gradually understand the meaning of their dog house, but still try to keep them in your own house. Train them properly so that they don’t litter the house or attack the kitchen. Allow them to roam here and there and play with you. They also have limited stamina, so won’t be able to play for more than half an hour, as they would get tired. They need to be well equipped with the idea that your house is their own house, so that they can guard you. Dogs have great sixth sense, and it is our responsibility to get them to use. Dog and Human relationship is unique and one of its kind, and would remain so, until we treat them as our brother, and not as our slave. They treat you as their life, then why can’t we treat them as a member of our family? Why let them out in the ever changing climate, where they may catch some kind of disease, when we can keep them close to our heart?