Hi, my name is Jennifer. I am a mother of two young children and we are in the process of looking for our first family dog. We have been spending time researching breeds and types to get an idea of what we want before going out into the world to find it. As parents, you always want what’s best for your kids ; which includes finding them their perfect puppy dog pal!
The following article will offer 7 lessons learned when we tried puppy-dog names with our kids to help you on your search.
Lesson Learned #: It’s important to have a plan from the get go so that you know where to start and what type of dog would be best for your family. For us, we knew we wanted a medium sized breed who was good with kids. After looking at different breeds and types, my daughter had her heart set on a labradoodle or pomeranian mix because she loves being around animals but also needs something small enough not to knock over furniture! We learned through our journey both how much research is needed beforehand (i.e., knowing about potty training schedules) as well as what questions need answering while shopping for puppies in person (i.e., asking if they’ve been socialized).
It’s too easy to get caught up in the cuteness of a puppy and not think about all that needs to go into owning one. This is true for both pups who come from breeders as well as those found on Craigslist or other avenues. There are costs associated with feeding, taking care of their health (i.e., flea prevention), etc., so make sure you factor that into your budget before bringing home an animal! Another thing we learned was how important it is to research potential dog breeds beforehand and what kind of environment they’re best suited for if you live in a city, country or somewhere else entirely. For example, my personal experience has been living in New York City with a lively pup, and I know that these dogs need to be walked almost every day per their breed’s standards.
We had three major criteria for finding the perfect puppy:
we wanted him/her to be between 12 months old (to make sure they were fully socialized) and not bigger than 50 pounds so he could easily stay in our apartment with us; we preferred an indoor dog who would never have access to stairs or other hazards where she might get hurt; finally, something about each of her personality traits just felt right. If you’re looking for your own canine companion, think about those same qualities as well when searching–in addition to breeds already mentioned above like Bernese Mountain Dogs (easygoing), Dachshunds (loves to be on the go), and Great Danes (large, gentle giants)–and there’s a chance you’ll find your perfect match. The first time I saw my dog through the window of her kennel at The Humane Society in Denver was an instant feeling that she would be ours as soon as we met–which is exactly what happened when we walked over to meet her. She immediately started wagging her tail excitedly and licking our hands while sitting up close for pets before quickly settling down into a relaxed pose with all four paws stretched out like a cat sunning itself.
For those who are more hesitant about adopting from animal shelters or pet stores because they want to make sure their new dog is “perfect,” I would highly recommend stopping by the Humane Society in your area. They have a wide variety of breeds on hand, so you’ll be sure to find one that suits all of your personality and lifestyle needs (active (), Dachshunds (loves to be on the go), and Great Danes (large, gentle giants)–and there’s a chance you’ll find your perfect match. The first time I saw my dog through the window of her kennel at The Humane Society in Denver was an instant feeling that she would be ours as soon as we met–which is exactly what happened when we walked over to meet her. She immediately started wagging her tail excitedly and licking our hands while sitting in her kennel.
If you’re looking for a dog to be your best friend, I highly recommend taking in the puppy at The Humane Society-
it’s not hard to find one that will fit into your family just like they were always meant to! You’ll never have any doubts about their personality and traits because all of them are there waiting for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s an active pup who needs someone to go on hikes with, or a more docile dog who won’t get up from his spot on the couch when he meets people–you can find what you need through this amazing organization. And even though we only visited once during our weeklong stay in Denver, every person we met at the shelter was
If you’re a single parent, it can be tough to make your little one happy. And the task of picking out a pet can seem impossible if you haven’t had any experience with them before. But there are some other things that might help: Is this an appropriate time? You don’t want to get into something like this and then have too much come up in life for you or your child so quickly after adopting your new family member. It may also not be good timing because of major changes going on now either – such as moving homes, schools, jobs or relationships coming undone during these times. That’s why it is important take some time to reflect on what is happening and how it will affect getting a pet.
It is important to find out if there are any allergies or other medical conditions that might make it not a good idea for your child.
What type of animal will work best with the family’s lifestyle? If you have small children, they may be better off with smaller animals so they can hold them and handle them without being too busy caring for something bigger like a dog because their attention spans cannot usually keep up when dealing with an animal as big as one. Also, would this creature fit in well at home? You don’t want anything destructive such as mice or rats making their way into your house! It’s also important to consider what types of pets live well together before getting two different ones: some animals would be better off with a sibling, others will not tolerate another animal at all. -Where are you going to put the new pet? If your house is small or does not have a lot of space for an animal it might not be wise to get one if there’s no room for them. -How much time do I have available in my day/week to care for and play with this creature every day? This should include other commitments such as work too! You don’t want something else taking away from what little free time you may already have now that we’re in the working world again! It’ll also depend on how often they need fed and given water because sometimes these things can take hours out of our