Having a dog is both immensely enjoyable, while also being a huge responsibility. It's more time-consuming than any romantic relationship, but it's all worth it at the end of the day when you come home to see that happy puppy face. Dog moms and dads wouldn't trade in the experience for anything. Those who don't have a dog yet should absolutely join this happy little club. However, before you do, you need to understand what to expect and how you'll know when you're officially a dog parent. Don't worry, as experts on dog parents, we've got you covered. This is what you need to look out for.