Articles in the 'Choosing A Dog' Category

What Is A Puppy Mill?

In several of the articles about bringing a new puppy home, I’ve talked about breeder types you need to avoid. Today I want to cover the question “what is a puppy mill” so you understand that puppy mills come in different shapes and sizes.

Bringing A New Puppy Home – Are You Allowed?

Today’s article concerns a Wisconsin couple who have had to choose between their dogs and where they live. Most of you could be bringing a new puppy home as a first dog, but in any case this article is relevant!

Think Before Bringing A New Puppy Home

Yesterday I received my monthly dog rescue magazine. Several stories really caught my attention, which is why I’m asking you to think before bringing a new puppy home. Because if you don’t, your delightful dream could end in desperate disaster.

Greyhounds For Sale? Adopt A Retired Greyhound Instead.

I just went on Facebook today to find that a person or organisation called ‘Greyhounds For Sale’ had asked to connect with me on Branch Out. Read my reply and why adopting an ex-racing greyhound could be for you

The Worst Times For Bringing A New Puppy Home

Today I have had a mad day. This is the first time I have been able to sit down at my computer. I’m even sitting here still in my coat, so I wanted to talk about the worst times for bringing a new puppy home.

Essential Steps For Bringing A New Puppy Home

In this quick post I want to give you the essential steps for bringing a new puppy home. This is what you should do, not what most people do. Let me explain why.

Go To Dog Shows Before Bringing A New Puppy Home

For the last 4 days I have been at Crufts, the largest dog show in the world. I’ve been helping out on the Azawakh breed stand. So here are some tips on using dog shows for information before bringing a new puppy home.

Get A Dog For Your Garden, Or Garden For Your Dog?

Do you get a dog for your garden, or garden for your dog? This is a light hearted post with a serious message underneath. Let me tell you about our garden design difficulties and how that could affect your choice of dog

Get A Good Vet Before Bringing A New Puppy Home

If you’re thinking of bringing a new puppy home, it’s important to get a good vet. Read how my recent dilemmas about treating my old greyhound Vinnie inspired these 10 essential tips to help you get a good vet too.

A Question About Bringing A New Puppy Home

“How do you determine the puppy’s character if you wouldn’t get a chance to bring it home before you actually get the dog?” A great question from SS in New York State about bringing a new puppy home. Read my answer in full here: