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Raising a dog can be a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience. From training and grooming to understanding their behavior and health needs, there is a lot to learn when it comes to being a responsible pet owner. Unfortunately, many pet parents don’t fully grasp these responsibilities when deciding to get a dog. In fact, a CBS report reveals that 53% of respondents did not do any prior research or prep before taking in their dogs.

Thankfully, in today’s digital age, there is a wealth of resources available to help dog owners navigate the ins and outs of canine care, including ebooks and audiobooks. These digital formats offer an accessible and convenient way for pet owners to access valuable information and guidance on raising a dog.

Common Struggles of Dog Parents

Many people may not realize it, but even before getting a pet dog, there are a lot of things to consider. A common struggle among many dog parents, particularly first-time owners, is underestimating the amount of preparation needed to welcome a dog into the household. As listed in our post How to Prepare for Your First Dog, there are many factors to consider before bringing a dog home. This includes choosing the right breed, whether to get an adult dog or a puppy, preparing the right supplies, having long-term access to veterinary care, and many others.

Another common struggle for dog owners is managing their pet’s health and wellness. This encompasses everything from providing proper nutrition and regular exercise to dealing with medical issues and unexpected injuries. Regular veterinarian visits, vaccinations, and preventive care are essential for ensuring that a dog stays healthy. However, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1 out of 5 dog owners don’t bring their pets in for routine care. A lot of the time, this is not entirely out of neglect but more so a result of a lack of awareness. All in all, these pains underscore how proper education is critical for aspiring dog owners.

How ebooks and Audiobooks Can Help

One of the biggest benefits of ebooks and audiobooks is their ability to provide comprehensive information on a wide range of topics related to dog care. Whether you are a first-time dog owner or a seasoned pet parent, there is always something new to learn when it comes to raising and caring for a dog. Like physical books, ebooks and audiobooks cover a vast array of topics, including dog training, behavior, nutrition, health, and grooming, among others. These resources offer in-depth explanations, practical tips, and step-by-step guides to help dog owners better understand their furry companions and provide them with the best possible care.

In addition to providing valuable information, ebooks and audiobooks also offer the convenience of being able to access this information anytime, anywhere. With the busy schedules that many dog parents have, finding the time to sit down and read a physical book can be challenging. Ebooks and audiobooks make it possible to learn about dog care while on the go, whether it’s during a commute, while performing household chores, or even while walking the dog itself. This accessibility allows pet owners to stay informed and educated about their dog’s needs without having to disrupt their daily routines.

Where to Access ebooks and Audiobooks

Mobile applications
One of the primary ways to access ebooks and audiobooks is through a mobile application. There are numerous applications available on the market that offer a whole range of these for readers to choose from. These applications are usually a subscription service that gives users access to exclusive and popular content. The Everand website, which is $11.99 per month at the time of publishing, offers titles such as “How To Speak Dog” by Stanley Coren, covering the art of dog-human communication, “Decoding Your Dog” from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists explaining common dog behaviors, “Your Dog is Your Mirror” by Kevin Behan, which analyzes dogs’ emotional capacities, and many more. These apps allow users to browse, purchase, and download ebooks and audiobooks directly to their mobile devices, making it an incredibly convenient platform.

Local libraries
Another way ebooks and audiobooks can be accessed is through local libraries. Many libraries now offer digital lending services, allowing patrons to borrow ebooks remotely from the comfort of their own homes. With just a free library card and an internet connection, readers can access a wide selection of ebooks through library platforms like Libby. Some libraries include titles like “Pet Library’s Complete Dog Guide” by Francis Sefton, “Train Your Pet Dog” by Brian Parker, “Pets of Pedigree” by Suzanne Troy, and various others. In addition to borrowing ebooks, many libraries also offer access to digital magazines and other content online. This means that you can have access to a wide range of materials without having to step foot into a physical library.

Whether you’re a new dog parent or simply want to learn more about your furry friends, check out our website New York Dog Nanny for more articles just like this.

Article contributed by Rachel Jeffers

Exclusively for NEW YORK DOG NANNY


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