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Old 09-04-2007, 02:27 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, Right now I'm going to post what you need for getting a pup and all bad and good things of getting a pup.


Do you think that by getting a pup training and looking afte it would be easy???? think again below I have out the good and bad.

The good: The good thing about getting a puppy is it has its rewards, like coming home oneday and your pup has missed you and wants to play and have fun.A pup/dog will love you no matter what.

The bad: The bad about getting a pup is they need training, training can be fun but for some it is hard and takes heaps of time.They beg for attention they want to be with you 24/7.

Below is a list of things you would need if you want to get a pup.

A crate( not to big or it will go to the toilet inside )
a bed if you dont want your pup to sleep in a crate for ever
Grooming stuff like brushes, shapoos, nail clippers.
TOYS such as kongs,soft toys, flying toys all sorts
Food and treats and water( dogs need heaps of water)
A sense of patience with your pup
First aid kit
You must no that owning a pup can be bad and good, they take up alot of work.
you should reasearch the breed to see what its like
You should also learn heaps before getting a pup so you no this before you get a pup.
A place for your pup to cool down like a pool,hose, shell thing which has half water half sand,

Also it is better to buy a dog from a shelter... Save a life not add them unless you are a experienced breeder. But its still better to get a dog from a shelter.

And thats about it if there is anything else just post it and I will add it


I hope my thread helps alot of people.

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Old 09-05-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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actually it's not bad to train your dog or that they want to be with you 24/7!
training is fun, interactive...gets you and your pup out of the house and socializing, learning, and just ENJOYING your pup and building a life long bond with him or her!
I'd be a little concerned if your dog didnt want to be with you personally!
to me it would sound as though a bond has been broken and they dont trust you to interact with them! dogs are people oriented! without people they dont learn boundaries, training, playing, interaction/socialization! of course they would be fine without these things, but probably not truely happy!
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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I must say, dog training is tough. I don't dislike it.. but its tough. But I still love having the time to do it!
And I love it when my puppy is with me!
coco bean is right on.

other than that, some stuff you said is true!
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Well done, Emma, but I agree with that training should be fun & one of the best parts of having a relationship with a dog is that they, above all, want to be with you 24/7.
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actually it's not bad to train your dog or that they want to be with you 24/7!
training is fun, interactive...gets you and your pup out of the house and socializing, learning, and just ENJOYING your pup and building a life long bond with him or her!
I'd be a little concerned if your dog didnt want to be with you personally!
to me it would sound as though a bond has been broken and they dont trust you to interact with them!
Not entirely true. It would depend upon breed and overall personality of the pup. For instance: I have two chow chow pups and for the most part chow chows are independent and aloof most of the time. While they greet me when I come home and are very happy to see me they also like doing their own thing. With that being said something that you could add to the list is make sure you know the breed of pup you are going to get and study possible health issues and characteristics of the breed. For instance if you live in an apartment a high energy dog such as a heeler or sheppard might not be the best choice. Always know what you are getting into before it becomes too much to handle and there is another dog at the shelter.

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Another thing to add is do your home work about the breed or breeds of dogs you are considering. Things to consider are size, exercise requirements, shedding, or the cost to maintain a clipped coat as in terriers, poodles, setters and so forth.

How much time do you have to spend on your dog. Puppies take more time and training than maybe adopting an older dog or a rescue. If there are small children or your planning to add to the family you'll want to take that into consideration as well.

Do not necessarily get the very first pup you see. Spend time talking to breeders they can best screen their litters and see which pup is the best fit for you and your family.

Training is definitely something you should provide your puppy. Not just during those first few months but up until and often beyond that first year of life. Some dogs take more time to mature, some breeds as well.

A good healthy diet and good veterinary care are other things to consider. Also locating a good kennel or a pet-sitting service when you go away are other considerations. Even a dog walker so if you can get home in the afternoons to let your dog out or walk it are other things I'd add to the list of bringing up a puppy.

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hi everyone I said in the forum just then that training can be fun and bad.

Oh and I dident have to put about the breed in there because it was already in there.
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The best thing about having a pup is getting up in the morning and all they want to do is love you.

When you're feeling down all they want to do is love you (and sometimes chew your fingers)

When you're sat there feeling these little eyes on you and all they want is a little cuddle.
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Em, you also forgot to add, having a bottomless pocket helps too.

Are babies are not cheap. lol

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Also needed is a good collar & leash. Head halter if needed. A good training book & lots of patience, some dogs are not as easy to train as others.
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