If you are a first time dog owner, you might want to spend a little more time researching on what dog to purchase. You can research the various dog breeds and qualities to ensure that the dog’s likely natural tendencies will be a good fit for your household. Also finding a reputable breeder who can provide great insights will help you make a better decision. Everyone in your household will need to commit to the training, management and care of your new family member, to help him feel comfortable in his new environment (dogs do have feelings you know 😉). Dogs need a lot of love and are not born understanding how to co-exist in our complex human world; they rely on us to teach them how to thrive and this takes time. It is important to make sure you fully understand the amount of work you need to help create the canine companion you likely imagine when you think of getting a dog.