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Preparation for the puppy

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Choosing a new puppy can be quite a chore. Many think it is a great experience and while it might be there are a lot of things to consider when finding a puppy. You must make you choice carefully. If you have children you must determine whether or not that particular breed is good with children, if you have a small apartment and not much room for them to run you must decide whether or not the dog will have adequate space in the home. Preparation for the puppy may be just as long as with a newborn child.

So how can you tell if the puppy is right for you or your family?

Here are a few tips to get you started choose a puppy:

  1. Determine the size of the breed as an adult dog: Do you have adequate running room? will the breed be too big for your house? If you have small children with the size be a factor for them.
  2. Determine the temperament to the breed: Some breeds of dogs are more aggressive by nature. It doesn’t mean they are worse it just means if you have children you may not want them around that breed.
  3. Determine the personality: Sometimes by watching a puppy you can see their personality. Noticing how they are interacting with each other may help you decide on the one that is best for you.
  4. Determine if there is a connection: Some puppies you have an instant connection with. It might also happen to one of your children, watching to see how they respond to the puppies can also help you make your decision.

As you can see finding the perfect puppy is sometimes a chore but when you get the right one you know it…they soon become one of the family! So make sure that all of the family is included in the search and enjoy it. The look on the children’s face will be payment enough!