Selecting the Right Puppy from the Litter

Now that you’ve done all your homework, you’re ready to select a puppy. It’s customary to expect a 50% deposit upon selecting a puppy. How do you know which puppy is right for you? Most people will choose a puppy based on what they “FEEL” is the right one. Although these puppies usually workout fine in the end, some require EFFECTIVE training and socializing while they grow up.

Choosing a puppy because he or she was the first one to get out of the litter box may not be a good choice for your lifestyle. The puppy that’s by itself a lot may be a difficult dog to train. Consequently choosing the puppy that runs right up to you may be difficult to deal with as an adult…this is usually the kinda dog that won’t give you any space or alone time lol.

When in doubt, asking the breeder for advice on which puppy will likely work best for their lifestyle is a good idea. You should not be offending if a breeder knows what you are looking for in a future dog and they suggest one or two puppies that they believe will work best for you. At the end of the day, you have to be happy with your choice. The best thing you can do is to put in the time and training to get the most out of your puppy.