All about choosing a dog - we give you the secret
So, choosing a dog is one of the most important decisions you will ever have
to make, as your dog will become your companion and a member of your
family for many years to come. A successful selection will be easier if you
honestly assess your lifestyle.
Looking at your lifestyle is the key to choosing a
puppy that will bring you
fun, happiness and joy. This may be common sense but it is amazing how
many people get this wrong.
The secret to choosing a dog is to look at your
When choosing a dog ask yourself the questions below and answer them honestly. Then visit our
dog breeds pages and begin choosing a dog that will fit into your lifestyle.
are family members away from home each working day
are family members active and fit
do you live in a rural area, have a large garden
how much can you afford to spend on buying and keeping your
remember your puppy will be with you for many years
are there children/babies in the family
is there livestock nearby
how much room do you have at home
do you and your family enjoy walking and being outdoors
let all family members help in picking a dog so
they all want to look after it!
Hairy or smooth coat
how much time can you honestly allocate to grooming your
how house proud are you – most dogs moult to some
are there any allergies in the family
choosing a dog that need too much care can be a
real problem later
Pure bred or mongrel
If in doubt about any of the above, in the first instance contact your local vet
who will usually be pleased to help you in choosing the right dog and advise you as to the best breeds for your
family lifestyle and budget.
Now you have an idea of what to consider when
choosing a dog visit our dog breeds page to begin
selecting the perfect dog for you.
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Puppy & Dog
We help you with basic puppy and dog training then show you the best places to learn how to have the most
perfectly behaved dog.
All puppies need potty training and
house training dogs is simple. Again we show you the basics then show you
the best places on the internet to learn more.
Learn how to keep your dog healthy and happy. Prevent illness and
find the right pet medicines.
Information on dog
flea control, and worms. Also Frontline
Plus, Advantage and Heartgard.
See also: [Dog Breeds]