4 Time Table
Before you rush out and get a dog, you need to think about your time restraints. Are you always out and about working long hours? Or do you work from home or spend a lot of time there?
These things can be very important in choosing the type of dog you get. If you are in a constant state of chaos, a dog that is high maintenance and needs heaps of exercise may not be convenient.
3 Age Matters
A tiny puppy may be adorable, but if you don’t have the time or the inclination to tend to your pup’s needs, then we suggest you look at an older dog for adoption.
Older dogs are not only more likely to have been house-trained, but they’re loving, friendly, loyal, and not as rambunctious or quick-tempered as a little pup. Best of all, the older dog won’t chow down on your newest pair of Jimmy Choos.
2 Living Together
Some small dogs are in need of plenty of exercise, while others aren’t. A small space can often lead to a bored dog. And even with a large space, some dogs need a yarn to play in while you’re away. Do your research and ask questions before choosing your new canine buddy; you want it to be a match made in heaven, rather than The Odd Couple.
1 Choose an Experienced Breeder
So, you’ve done a little research, some major self-examination, and you’ve got your heart on the perfect dog breed for you. Now it’s off to any old breeder, right? Wrong! There are some unscrupulous people out there who are willing to hand over a dog with defects, and just as bad, many of those people have puppy mills. These are awful places where dogs are churned out with no regards to the parents’ well-being or the well-being of the puppies, especially those deemed imperfect