Becoming a dog owner can be one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make. Whether you have never owned a pet or you already have one or two dogs at home, the idea of getting a new puppy may be appealing. After all, dogs make life more fun, and there is something truly exceptional about the bond you can form with these wonderful creatures. It is essential, though, that when you decide to add a puppy to your life and routine you are truly ready for everything it entails. As adorable as they are, puppies need lots of guidance and attention in order to become well-behaved, happy members of the family.