Through research at the library and conversations with veterinarians and breeders, you will probably feel knowledgeable enough to evaluate and select a lifetime companion. But, sometimes, the more you know the more questions you have.
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The dog must feel welcome by every member of your household. The dog will sense resentment and suffer unfairly if he is unwanted by a family member.
Don’t be cheap when it comes to purchase price. Over the dog’s lifetime, vet bills, food, supplies and training will likely be a substantial amount and far exceed the purchase price. Investing hundreds of dollars or more initially will be money well spent to get the dog you want from a breeder you trust. Never get a dog simply because he’s cute or because if you don’t take him the dog will be put to sleep. Buy him because he is absolutely the right dog for you.
Finally, obedience training is essential for the perfect puppy because a submissive, responsive dog will become headstrong, dominant and possibly dangerous if rules are not set and consistently enforced. Environment plays as big a part in shaping temperament as genetics.
Best wishes and enjoy your new addition!