Previously, we talked about choosing the best dog breed for your family pet or other purposes. I used our search for Hanani as an example. One of the things most folks miss often is the need to understand a particular breed (or mix). Since Jamie was new to this approach of looking for a pup, I did all the research to really help him understand what we were getting into.
Make a List and Do some Research
Whenever you are looking at getting a pup–or dog–you are actually looking to make a lifelong commitment. With that in mind, like I explained in a previous post, think about what you want, why and make a list. Then do some research. Browse online, in books, ask folks that own a specific breed you may be considering. You can send me any questions you have as well!
I implore folks to really put thought into the type or breed of dog they are considering. Frankly, I am tired of fads that help shelters become overflowing, dogs “becoming vicious” and harming a child, or throwaways left out in the cold. A lot of that is due to pure and plain ignorance. And it is stupid to remain ignorant! Especially when, essentially, lives are at stake.
This short video below from Leerburg smacks you right in the face of what it is to bring a high drive pup into your home. Without adequate preparation (and proper warning!), things can quickly turn disastrous! I personally love this video 🙂 and very much appreciate Ed Frawley and the folks over at Leerburg for the mountainous library of helpful knowledge.
Please note: When you click on the image below a link to Leerburg’s YouTube page will appear. You may view the video there. Enjoy!
Free Training Tip Key #1: Do your homework before bringing that adorable, little thing home!