Solving the Issues

Issue #1: Expenses

This website takes you through all the expenses necessary to having a dog and how you can save money in each category.

http://www.webvet.com/main/2008/05/06/taking-care-your-dog-budget

Issue #2: Lack of Time

-Dog walkers

-Dog Day care

-Durable chew toys

-Music/TV on throughout the day

-Getting up a little earlier in the morning to exercise your dog

-Hiding toys and treats around the house for your dog to hunt for while you are at work

These small extra steps can tire a dog out and keep it occupied even if the owner works all day and there is no one at the house.

https://positively.com/victorias-blog/do-you-have-time-for-your-dogs/

Issue #3: Cleaning

This article discusses different easy, cheap, ways to clean your dog.

Some of these include, bathing, brushing the dogs teeth, brushing, paw and nail care, and shedding issues

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/dog-grooming-tips

Additionally, here are facts of how to prevent shedding:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?articleid=72

 

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Why People Don’t Own Dogs

Previous Dog Owners:

-vet costs (30%)  

-general costs (29%)

-lack of time (27%)

People Who Were Never Dog Owners:

-cleaning (30%)

-lifestyle (30%)

-general expense (29%)

-no time (25%)

-vet expenses (24%)

However… only 20% said they didn’t like dogs…

From:

http://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2012/09/why-dont-people-want-pets-part-2-dogs.html

Why Doesn’t Everyone Own A Dog?

The issue regarding dog ownership is a simple one. Many people seem to believe that dogs are a burden to their owners. They are convinced that dogs provide nothing more than an extra responsibility and most money coming from their pockets. However, what they aren’t informed about are the many positive aspects of dog ownership.