1. Are You Ready For Your First Puppy?
First, think about if you’re ready to receive a puppy in your home. Do you have enough free time? Are you going to be dedicated to their health and needs 24/7 and not only during the first days but the first months?
You might think we’re exaggerating, but did you know that small dogs need to be fed at least 3 times a day? And when they do eat or drink, you have to take them out immediately to effectively train them to pee outside? Whenever they end up peeing or pooping inside the house, will you be willing to clean it? keep in mind, it’s going to be a lot to clean.
There are a lot of things you should be aware of before making such a big decision.
Puppies don’t do well alone for more than a couple hours, and when they are alone, they should be left inside a dog crate, so they don’t make a mess or get hurt. So are you in conditions to do all of these things?
If not, are you at least willing to come home from work every 2 hours to check on your puppy? If not, maybe a bigger dog is the best choice, and if you are willing and excited about these routine changes, then keep reading.