You should not get a dog at all. Dogs need at least an hour a day of exercise and several more hours, at a minimum, of attention. You don't have the time at this point in your life. You need to wait until you do.I plan to get a dog which is a golden retriever or a labrador. But i live in a small house with no yard. I don't get enough exercise due to school works. I'm having a hard time deciding between the two breeds. should I get another breed?
It's nice that you like having dogs, but dogs need exercise. So you'll get what you need, but the dog won't get what it needs. Is that fair?I can spend time with a dog at home but not really exercise them. Because, i've notice that when I'm with a dog, i feel less stress since i love dogs.
It depends on the breed, athleticism, and condition of the dog as to how much exercise it will need. For toy or teacup breeds, 30 minutes may be adequate. But 30 minutes is definitely not enough exercise for a lab or a golden! Keep in mind that the walk is not only for exercise, but mental stimulation as well, since dogs are roaming animals.What if i'll have time for at least 30 mins a day. Would it be fine?
I don't mean to seem "rude" but speaking "frankly", if you get a dog for this reason it would seem very selfish of you IMO. Dogs have needs too, and they're not just to be there for you when/if you have time or because you simply miss your other dogs when you are away. So what will happen with your new dog when you are not at school?Ok. But i actually have dogs already but when i go to school i go to a different city and i kind of miss having my dogs. That's why i'm planning to have one. Anyway, thanks for the advice
Ah, I see. Your family has dogs. The thing is, your parent(s) put a lot of time, money and effort into the dogs that you didn't notice because you were a kid and kids just don't notice that kind of thing.Ok. But i actually have dogs already but when i go to school i go to a different city and i kind of miss having my dogs. That's why i'm planning to have one. Anyway, thanks for the advice
I'd definitely like to second what Tess has just said here. There are many terrific older dogs sitting in shelters. My second dog, the eight-year-old Pekingese, would have been euthanized had I not adopted him. And, he's one of the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet.How about an older dog, from a shelter, and a small breed that won't need as much exercise.
A lab or a golden is not a good idea. He/she will eat your house if you don't give her enough exercise.
Go to your local shelter and see if there is an older dog who really needs a nice quiet home like yours. So often these dogs don't get a second chance and are just euthanized. You could save a life and have a great companion just like you are looking for. Just tell the shelter your life set up and they can often match you with the right dog.
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