10 tips to finding the right puppy

chocolate labrador puppy with toy

Owning a dog can extremely rewarding or a tremendous headache. When choosing a puppy, it’s important to consider several factors in order to choose the breed that is best for you. You should always carefully research a breed to ensure that the temperament and traits are right for your lifestyle. While you may like the look of a particular dog, the temperament is the most important factor in the long run to consider. Talk to breed owners, visit dog shows, ask for breeder recommendations and do your internet research to ensure you get the dog right for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Are you ready for a dog? Consider your space, time, environment, and things like walking them at night and bad weather conditions
  • Check into types of breeds. What is their temperament and how active they are. Talk to other owners and breeders. Spend some time around the breed that you are interested in.
  • Know the environment that the puppy comes from. In puppy mills they are not cared for very well and could be sick. Deal with a reputable seller and be willing to wait for the right one.

“Ask yourself if you are ready for a dog – consider cost, training, grooming, exercising, how much space you have etc. and if you’re ready for the commitment.”


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