Here is my ideas on whether you should get a puppy.
Most people when they make the decision to have a dog they believe they must get a puppy. When thinking about it, it is not always the best choice. Sure, all puppies are cute, but should you really get a puppy?
Suppose you buy a larger breed of dog puppy, like a mastiff or Great Dane. These puppies are bigger than say my last two dogs which were chihuahuas. If you have a little kid and that puppy is wild and doesn’t realize how big it is can knock your child over jumping on your child. Or they can eat your child’s toys. My sister has a boy going on 7 and got a lab mix and the dog climbs on the table and once ate my nephew’s toy.
Some have accidents on the rugs while learning to go outside to do his/her business. If you do not have a fenced in yard you have to take that puppy for walks and remember your puppy might want a 6 am walk and you are a late riser.
Do you and your husband both work and your child goes to school and after school day care until you get off work at 5pm and rush to the school to get him? Would you put the puppy in a cage or let it roam your home creative chaos? If you put the puppy in a cage will it have enough time out of its cage to play everyday, especially if you work and have to go to bed relatively early? It is not fair to the puppy.
Or perhaps you are elderly, will you be able to keep up with taking care of a puppy?
If you have problems providing for your family, remember a puppy or adult dog is expensive. It needs shots, veterinarian visits for rabies shots and other shots and you have to buy food and toys unless you want the puppy to chew your furniture as a toy.
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