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Tips For Adopting the Right Dog
Adopting the right dog for your family is harder than it sounds. There are a lot of considerations to make. What size dog do you want? Does breed matter? How active is your family? These are only some of the questions you have to ask.
If you have young children or are planning on having another child in the future, a smaller dog is ideal. Larger dogs can unintentionally knock small children over, potentially hurting them and causing a fear of dogs. Some rescue dogs are also not suited for homes with small children, due to a traumatic past. Any dog that is reactive is not good for a home with children.
Certain breeds are bred to be working dogs. If you cannot provide them with enough mental and physical stimulation, they will begin to behave inappropriately. There are countless tales of bored dogs chewing up furniture, barking ceaselessly, and causing other problems. Make sure you do your research into whatever breeds you are considering!
If you are planning on getting a puppy, make sure you are fully prepared for the extra responsibility. Consider whether you are willing to take the risk of carpeting and furniture being damaged by potty accidents and chewing. Puppies are wonderful, but they also need more work than older dogs. Keep in mind that many dogs under three still have some puppy-like tendencies!
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