New Pup for Christmas? Consider the following before deciding to buy or adopt a dog during the Holidays: 

1. Can my family spend sufficient time making this decision? And do we all really want a dog?  

You should learn about dogs and make the decision about taking a dog as a family member as carefully as you would make the decision to buy a home. You can expect to be with your dog approximately 15 years, while the average family now spends only 7 years in a home. And, from our experience training dogs in family homes, we have seen that dogs are one of the biggest factors in quality of life.

2. Do I, realistically, have time for a dog without changing my current schedule?

Determine, ahead of time, how you’d like your dog to spend his or her days. Then sit down with your family to…

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