A new dog in our family

December 21, 2009 2:24am CST
I am married and I have a kid.... My hubby feels its good to have a dog brought up at home.,... my kid is now 1 1/2 yrs old....also I am working.... I need your opinion on 1. Is it right time to get a dog as my kid is too young ? 2. is it easy to maintain a dog , as I am working ? 3. What should be the age of the dog so that it gets attached to our family ? 4. Should I get a male dog or a female dog ? any other tips you guys have,,..
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• United States
21 Dec 09
Now is just as good as anytime to get a dog. Just make sure that you reseach the type of dog you are considering. Make sure you choose a dog that is not too fragile to have around a small child as the child will want to lay on and play with the dog. It is possible to care for a dog and hold down a full time job; make sure that when you get the dog you also get a crate to go with it as the dog will need a space of their own. Getting a puppy with a small child is always a good idea as they will be able to grow up together. Sometimes if you choose an older dog they will not adapt as well to a small child's play behavior. As for male/female I would go either way depending on what you find. Usually male dogs are a little harder to housebreak so this may need to be considered.