Everybody is looking for a puppy, and it doesn’t seem to stop !
Gumtree, Trading post, or very long waiting lists at the breeders.
PEOPLE! THE PANDEMIC CAN’T BE A REASON TO GET A PUPPY !
Puppies sell for up to $10.000. No papers, crossbreeds, and even rescue groups charge up to 4 times the amount what they usually would charge
Where does it end ?
PUPPIES DON’T COME TRAINED
- 9 weeks old – doesn’t sleep through the night
- 10 weeks old – still wee’s in the house
- 12 weeks old – biting us- we are at the end
- 14 weeks old – chewing everything …. etc, etc
I don’t even want to start on behaviour issues ( leash aggression, separation anxiety etc. )
Puppies are cute, no question, but:
- Puppies do a lot of work
- Puppies are exhausting
- Puppies need to go outside every 2-3 hours
- Puppies need to adapt to their new home
- Puppies need to be taught right or wrong, yes or no
- Puppies don’t come fully trained
AND NOW THEY’RE TEENAGERS WITH NO BRAINS
Just after you passed the puppy phase, then comes the first puberty
That becomes even more exhausting, because the little brain is full of mush.
PLESASE, don’t forget, the dog is still there when we can go on vacation again,
or when the home office is over
Your new addition would like to grow old with you and be part of your family
He cannot, and does not want to be alone for 10 hours a day or be locked in a box, or laundry
TREAT THEM AS FAMILY
Here’s exactly what some people do not seem to realize
Dogs are family members, they have needs that need to be met
Puppy training costs time, money and nerves.
It’s definitely worth it, but you have to be aware of that.
Therefore test yourselves before you make a commitment
A dogs live can be 15 years – more or less
…that all corona dogs can be kept in their perfect homes, even after the pandemic ends