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Is Your Family Ready for a Dog?

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What do you expect from your dog?


Are you looking for a companion or protection? Do you want your dog to accompany you on trips, or do you plan to leave your dog at a kennel when you go away?

No matter what reasons you have for wanting a dog, just remember that not every type is suited for every type of person. If you like lounging around the house in your pajamas, you will want a low-maintenance dog that likes to do the same. If you want a dog that will play with you, travel with you, and will generally want to spend time with you, consider a type of sporting breed.

The right dog is out there for you; you just need to do your homework. The last thing you want to do is end up with a dog that you aren't happy with, or that isn't happy with you!

Next: Does a dog fit into your future plans?

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