Am I ready for a dog? Picking a winner!
By Pia Silvani, CPDT-KA, CCBC How do you know if you’re ready for a dog? Where do you begin? First, don’t rush. Careful planning, research, and assessing your lifestyle are the keys to finding the “right” dog. Before taking the plunge, ask yourself WHY you want a dog. Is it because… Your child wants a dog? Your resident dog appears to be lonely? You simply can't resist the doggie in the window? If you answered "yes," avoid getting a dog. Here's why: It's unrealistic to e