If you love your pet/s and consider them as members of your family, much of your time and energy could be allocated to caring for, training, exercising, and spending time with your pet. Pets are a commitment. Certainly, if you have a dog, that is an understatement! Dogs require a significant commitment! And because animals generally have shorter life spans than humans, pet parenting also involves, at some point, loss.
Pet parents can experience challenges around pet issues, such as:
Change, loss, or bereavement before or after a pet dies, becomes ill, is lost, or has a change in custody
Finding time to offer mental stimulation to the pet
Finding resources for care during emergencies or vacations
Behavioral issues (which would include referrals to trainers or vets).