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Which Dog is Right for Me? Age - Puppy, Adult or Senior Dog?

Age - Puppy, Adult or Senior Dog?


Puppies are curious and adventurous but they will also need the most training and attention, especially over the first six months, to prepare them for a well behaved and happy adult life. When you choose to get a puppy, be ready to dedicate lots of time to house training. Patience is also a must as he will probably have lots of accidents in your house and chew your furniture!

Obedience training and socialization classes are recommended for puppies and our store teams will be happy to recommend local trainers to you.

Remember too that puppies are small but they do get bigger, so if you're thinking about getting a dog, you must think about what he will need when he is fully grown. Space, food, attention, exercise all need to be considered.

Adult Dogs

Adult dogs can be a great choice, especially if you need a better idea of the true energy level, attitude, and temperament of your new dog. However, just because he's an adult, doesn't mean that some dedicated training won't be needed when you take him home. He will need to adjust to his new home, and will need your help to do so!

Senior dogs

Senior dogs should not be forgotten! Older dogs can make a wonderful companion, especially if you are looking for a lower-energy dog. Because of his age, he will need some special attention and is likely to need more frequent veterinary attention, but a senior dog will still have lots of love to give and will make a wonderful addition to your family.

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