First off, congratulations!!
Getting a new puppy or kitten is an exciting event for the whole family and it is important to plan ahead and be aware of the responsibilities that go with raising a pet.
Deciding between a cat or a dog may be as simple as species preference, preexisting housing conditions or time commitments. Other things to consider:
Puppies require a significant time commitment both with obedience as well as potty-training. The effort you put in while your pet is young often pays huge dividends when they are older with a well-behaved, confident, and friendly adult cat or dog. Young puppies should be taken to puppy kindergarten for socialization and instruction on potty-training. This typically is a 4-week course and often requires a bit of at home work/socialization. It's great fun introducing your new puppy to the world and watching the little one interact with everything!
Consider your housing situation: some dogs need larger exercise and home environments while some breeds are more prone to barking.
You will be the most important aspect of developing your dog's personality! Keep in mind, some dogs that were originally bred for certain purposes may retain those traits or may require more training to reduce those traits compared to other dogs.
Cats tend to be self-reliant - they often require little training on your part and typically make themselves right at home.
Please don't hesitate to contact us to ask about your very important addition to your family.
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