Guides On How To Choose The Best Dog For You



thanks for tuning in today I wanted to
talk to you about what it's dog would be
best for you and asks question all the
time by people they always email me
telling me about their lifestyle and the
type of dog that they wanted asking
which breed would be best for them
absolute kudos to you if that is what
you're thinking because you certainly
want to put a lot of thought into the
dog that you're going to adopt before
you adopt it now a lot of people go
based on breed and that's not always the
best way to go people like the look of a
certain breed or the size but there are
a lot of other things to think about and
breed is certainly not the only one
especially if you're considering
adopting a dog from a rescue
organization and the likelihood of
getting a purebred dog is pretty slim so
the things you really want to consider
number one is size now Molly is about 30
pounds
she's a beagle mix and she is quite
small as you can see she fits right in
my lap if I wanted to
she's a very easy for me to pick up if
somebody was concerned as far as like a
senior who doesn't want you know a big
dog that's really hard to handle even
Sadie she's our chocolate lab here
she's very well-behaved but if she were
to pull on a leash you know somebody
that wasn't very strong or wasn't how
didn't have the balance had some kinds
of physical ailments probably wouldn't
be able to handle a dog Sadie sides very
easily especially if they think their
lap dog like sandy does so size is a big
factor and certainly the first thing you
want to think about so there are medium
sized dogs like Molly larger breeds like
Feeney and then you can get the small
breeds Chihuahuas your keys there are a
lot of teacup breeds miniature breeds
that are very small ten pounds sometimes
less than that so that's something to
consider the other thing biggest thing
to me is the activity level you have
dogs obviously mine are pretty mellow
Sadie is four she was a handful as a
puppy Labs are a breed that have
lot of energy she needed a lot of
exercise a lot of runtime and she still
does more than most adult dogs so that's
something to consider if you have a
lifestyle where you know your dogs gonna
be home a lot or you're not a very
active person you want to consider a dog
that doesn't need as much exercise and
activity the other thing and Sadie's
breed again comes to mind of the labs
the physical maintenance of a dog is
something that a lot of people don't
consider Sadie sheds a lot Labs are
known for their shedding breeds like
Huskies to shed a lot that long-haired
breeds are sometimes harder to maintain
there are certain dogs that get the
white tear stains on their white fur
you know Pekinese shih tzus littler dogs
often with the longer coats they either
need to have a haircut or be trimmed to
be brushed so think about the physical
maintenance how much do you want to do
Molly is pretty basic
she needs her nails trimmed she needs
her ears cleaned she's the back once in
a while but as far as daily maintenance
she's really not requiring a lot so
that's something to definitely consider
and then you also want to think about
the age of the dogs some people are
bound and determined to get a puppy and
that is fine
but be prepared for the fact that
puppies take a lot more time and energy
and it's not something that's just gonna
be for the first few weeks or a few
months of having a puppy it's really for
the first couple of years you have a ton
of training work ahead of you obviously
things like house training you know
making sure that they're able to stay
home by themselves without chewing
getting into things hurting themselves
making sure that they are potty trained
so puppies are a ton of work adult dogs
you really have a better understanding
of what you are getting they are already
full-grown so you know exactly what size
they're going to be now a lab is a great
example of a dog that you get as a puppy
that you typically think of as being
like a medium size large breed but I
mean
no labs that are a little smaller than
stadia around 60 65 pounds and we know
labs that are pushing a hundred pounds
90 to 100 pounds and they're not
overweight dogs if they're just bigger
some labs are bigger than others so you
know if you've got a dog that's already
an adult you know what size they're
gonna be you know what their coat looks
like you know what their temperament is
going to be like so that's a benefit to
adult dogs and let's not forget seniors
one it feels great to add office to your
dog and give us in your pet of home into
senior pets are often already trained
they already have a lot of that puppy
energy gone there are certainly some
active senior dogs but not nearly as
active as puppies if you get a breed
that's a good fit for you on a dog with
a temperament and a lifestyle sort of
that fits yours they're really gonna fit
in with your family very easy very well
and be very low-maintenance
so think about consider a senior and
then it is on my list certainly but it
is at the bottom the the fit thing that
I always tell people to look for is a
breed if you have a breed in mind make
sure you do your research get to know
the breed and if that reads going to be
right for you and your family and if
you're shopping around for a rescue dog
or looking into reputable breeders in
your area but you're not really sure
which breed you want do your research
before you adopt the dog if you go to
the shelter and you visit the dog and
they tell you some of the breeds that
the dog might be made up of go home
research those breeds check it out see
what that dog is going to be like when
it's full grown or if it already is full
grown quite often dogs do not act
themselves in a shelter it's a strange
environment it's very overwhelming so
they may bark more than normal they may
be a little bit more shy or skittish
than normal so do some research talk to
some people if you know anybody that has
those breeds and those would be my five
things to look forward thinking about
what type of dog to get size activity
level physical maintenance age and breed
if you guys have any other questions
feel free to email me
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