If you are thinking about growing your family with a puppy, you have a few things to consider. Puppies are so cute and cuddly you may just want to grab the first one you come across but hold back for a moment and make sure you are making the right decision for you and for the puppy.
Puppies come in many different sizes, types, and personalities. Many breeds have some pretty strong instincts that you will want to be aware of. There are very active dogs, kind of lazy dogs, and everything in between. There is also the issue of size. You will want to consider the size of your home and yard. A big, active dog with only a porch to play on will probably not be a happy dog. There are some great online quizzes that will help you take into consideration everything you should before choosing a puppy.
Another factor to consider is whether your renters or homeowners’ insurance has any restrictions on the breeds they will cover and the breeds they will not. There are some breeds that a majority of insurances will not cover if anything should happen, such as a dog bite.
Your next step is to prepare your home and family for the puppy. We have some great tips on what to have ready for that precious pup. Puppies can be a handful, so to make the transition less stressful, be prepared.
A puppy can truly grow into one of your best friends. They are amazing company, and there is nothing quite like walking in the door to see that cute doggie face so excited to see you.