Choosing to purchase a puppy is an important decision that should be given careful thought. A poodle is a commitment for the lifetime of your puppy.
Before adding a poodle puppy to your family, consider these things:
· Does all of your family agree to add a poodle to your family?
· Are all the adults willing and ready to be responsible for the care of the standard poodle throughout its lifetime? To be responsible for, Poodles may live up to 17 years.
· Is this standard poodle puppy a gift? A puppy may be a thoughtful gift, a puppy is a lifetime commitment. Make sure the recipient is prepared for a puppy before you buy a puppy.
· Are you a renter? Make sure you can have a puppy in the place you are renting. Make sure your rental agreement allows a large dog. You might want to contact your landlord for approval prior to purchasing a puppy Most renter will have to pay a pet deposit. It is also important to check for local laws regarding licensing, rabies vaccinations, fees, leash laws, and other requirements you should be aware of before bringing your puppy home. Also consider - if you have to move, are you going to be able to ensure you will find a home suitable for both you and your poodle?
· If something were to happen to you, who would care for your poodle? It seems unlikely, but anything can happen. Make plans with family or friends to take care of your standard poodle if something happens to you so your puppy/dog does not end up in a bad situation. Make sure they know that if they are not able to take care of the puppy/dog can always be returned to us so they don’t go into a shelter. Please talk to your family or friends before this ever becomes a problem.
· How will a puppy fit into your lifestyle? Consider if you have time to meet all the need of a puppy. Poodles are a very intelligent, active dogs. Time will need to be invested in the training and care of your poodle. Consider the exercise needs, potty training, crate training, obedient training, and much more. Will you be gone all day? Will you have work trips that come up? Puppies need consistent training to help them become dogs that are wonderful to live with. Consider taking a basic training or puppy class. Make sure you are up to the challenges of housebreaking and training a puppy.
· Do you have children? It is possible that a poodle puppy will be too active for your young children or that children might overwhelm a puppy. Poodles and children make excellent companions. Consider if your children are ready for puppy in the home and what personality may best fit with you and your family's needs.
· Do you have place to exercise your poodle? Poodles are very active and athletic! Standard poodles are dogs that love to be walked and love to run in a yard. They need a safe place to play and to be walked.
· Do you have other pets? How will your Smaller dogs, cats, or pets feel about a Standard Poodle? Other pets should be considered when Buying/adopting a new poodle. Puppies raised with other animals usually do well together as the puppy grows up, but this also depends on how the other animals react to the new poodle puppy.
· Are you prepared for the financial obligation as your pet ages? As we age, we tend to need more healthcare to keep us comfortable and healthy. Pets are no different.
· Who will care for your Standard Poodle if you travel for work or on Vacation away from home? It is very important to consider what you will do with your Standard Poodle when you Travel? You may have family or friend happy to watch your poodle. Boarding your poodle is one option. Making sure you give the appropriate vaccinations prior. Hiring a pet sitter are also an options.
It is also important to consider other situations that may arise and cause changes to your lifestyle. Please consider these questions so fewer dogs will need to be rescued and rehomed.
It is our intention that none of our poodles end up in a shelter. Please call us if you ever need to rehome a Poodles Around Puppy/Dog (218)590-2050. We are happy to help and want what is best for our dogs.