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Indy Dog Whisperer: What to consider before buying a puppy

This Christmas a puppy may sound like the perfect gift for one of your loved ones, but that’s a big responsibility to introduce into someone’s life. Nathan Lowe, the Indy Dog Whisperer, joined us today with a few things you may want to consider before buying one.

1.  Know that Puppies are a Lot of Work!

     – Consider rescuing an adult/senior dog

     – Puppies require nearly constant supervision

     – canine playmate will make things easier for your new puppy — and you!

     – Be sure your current dog is well behaved before you get a puppy!

2.  Choose the Right Dog for You!

     – Temperament is far more important than the breed

     – Try fostering to adopt from a local shelter

     – Consider your current season of life when choosing a puppy

     – Pick chemistry over cosmetics!

3.  Learn to be a Canine Parent

     – Rules and social order are essential for a puppy

     – “Babying” a puppy can lead to future behavioral complications

     – Lead your pup on adventures

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