What kind of dog is right for you?

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I’ve always had a dog in my life, & quite a few @ that. All but one I’ve had since they were pups. The youngest was just weaned from her mother.

It’s important for you to have the right kind of dog. Some people have a quiet life style & need a dog that fits that type of life too. Maybe a dog that loves being on your lap or snuggling up to you. Usually these are smaller dogs, but not necessarily. I have a German Shorthaired Pointer that thinks she is a lap dog & enjoys being next to me, but she’s far from always a quiet dog. She wants a lot of play time. It’s also hard to have a large dog on your lap.

Before buying a dog consider:

  1. What kind of lifestyle do you have? Do you live in an apartment, in a housing addition, or on a farm?
  2. Are you a young person or older?
  3. What size dog would you like. This part can be tricky though because some can really enjoy being active, like a Jack Russell, but yet they’re small.

If you’ve had a dog before, you’re probably wanting another dog. Many get the same kind or one similar. But if this will be your first, then do some homework on different kinds of dogs, do you have children & what are their ages. Does the dog you’re interested in usually a type that enjoys being w/ children?

It’s not always easy starting out w/ a pup. It takes a lot of time & usually best being around them majority of the time. When you aren’t able to be w/ them, then putting them in a cage while you’re gone is best so they don’t get themselves in trouble or hurt.

Another option is adopting a dog. Hopefully they’d be able to give you some background about the dog. You might be able to find one from a foster home too. They’d be able to give you a lot of info & let you know if the dog would be good for you, your family, & your lifestyle.

Every dog we’ve had became a part of our family. We spend a lot of time w/ our dog & because of that they learn what we’re saying & what we’re wanting them to do. They bring us a lot of joy, but a lot of that was because we chose the right kind of dog that would fit into our life.