Or Register for FREE!





Anistel






Azz's Avatar
Azz Azz is offline
Administrator
 
Dogs owned: A big softy!
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 17,518
Azz is Male
07-10-2011, 11:08 PM   #1

What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award

Welcome to the Dogsey Forums!
Welcome to the LARGEST DOG FORUM in the world!!*

Welcome, you are seeing this message because you are viewing our dog owners forum as a guest. You are more than welcome to register and join our friendly community of Dog Lovers, on the biggest and best dog forum in the world!*

Doing so will unlock lots of features enabling you to participate on the site... and will also get rid of this message box and the advert on the left.

Click here to register for FREE!

*Dogsey hosts the largest English language dog-related forum in the world! By total number of posts.

Dogsey Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 6,876
08-10-2011, 05:41 PM   #2

Re: What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


Research your choosen breed, and the choosen breeder & be prepared to look after this animal for its life, when the going gets tough you owe the dog to keep at it.
- remember its our choice to own a dog, and for that reason alone we have to do our up most.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


chlosmum's Avatar
Dogsey Senior
 
Dogs owned: Tibetan Spaniel & Shar-Pei
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen Hungary
Posts: 533
01-11-2011, 02:47 PM   #3

Re: What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


If you adopt a rescue or an older dog, don't forget it could arrive with a load of baggage that you'll have to be prepared to deal with.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


samson13's Avatar
Dogsey Senior
 
Dogs owned: Labradors
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kent
Posts: 391
samson13 is Male
01-11-2011, 03:06 PM   #4

Re: What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


Choose the right breeder . Reputable breeders health check their sires and dams and breed from the best stock and will take a puppy back rather than have somebody else rehome them if they don't fit into their new home ( If you do your research this shouldn't happen )



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Fudgeley's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: Border Collie X,Cocker spaniel
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Warrington UK
Posts: 9,933
01-11-2011, 03:27 PM   #5

Re: What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


Do your reading beforehand ,book into local training classes as soon as possible.If possible visit before getting the dog.make sure you have arranged for time at home to be with the dog for settling in period.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


x-clo-x's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: chinese crested
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cheshire, uk
Posts: 7,516
01-11-2011, 03:50 PM   #6

Re: What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


research the breed in detail, visit different breeders and get an actual feel for said breed.

avoid free ad sites or cheap puppies ready now just because they want it and want it now. be prepared to wait.

make sure dogs have all the relevant health tests done.

meet parents of pups, and as many siblings/relatives as possible.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


SLB SLB is offline
Banned / Account Closed
 
Dogs owned: BC x JRT, ESS x Lab x2 & GSD x
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 9,528
01-11-2011, 05:20 PM   #7

Re: What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


I'd tell them to research all areas, look at their lifestyle - does a dog fit in with that.
Can they afford a dog and if they can't afford vet bills/insurance do they have a back up so if things do go wrong they can pay?
Do they want an adult or a puppy?
Do they know how tough puppies can be?
Do they know their local trainers or have a plan for this dog?
How many hours can they give it exercise/mental stimulation?
Do they have knowledge of the breed already? If not how much research they have done?

Stuff like that and of course health tests etc..



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: 1BC, 1 springer 4 xbreeds
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: cornwall uk
Posts: 7,091
01-11-2011, 06:49 PM   #8

Re: What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


My brother and his wife have never had a dog themselves. Obviously my brother was brought up with the family GSD's but he never wanted to walk them etc, that was my thing.

They are now thinking of having a dog and it is interesting to hear the questions they ask and the concerns they have.

They don't want to walk miles and miles every day, they don't mind grooming (at least my S IN L doesn't!), they want to know insurance costs (they had a diabetic cat and a cat with HD so know about vets costs!). They want rough food costing. They want to know how to dog proof the house----they were unaware of crates and their uses. They were unaware of health tests.

They are waiting until after my brother and I go to Florida and my S in L is having Celt while I am away. That way she will find out exactly what she is prepared to do and needs to do. She will have back up from an agility friend of mine in the area---I wouldn't do it otherwise. I will stay for three days before we fly out so they will both have time to acclimatise and get used to each other. It will be interesting to see how they get on.

I really don't know what breed would be best, maybe a goldie or similar.

rune



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


ClaireandDaisy's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: GSD, GSP, DobeXGSD, Collie
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 14,131
02-11-2011, 08:33 AM   #9

Re: What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


It`s a social animal.
Not a toy.
You can`t put it back in the box when you`re bored.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Banned / Account Closed
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: n/a
Posts: 1,933
02-11-2011, 09:21 AM   #10

Re: What do you think a 'nube' needs to know?


Your taking on an infant on four legs for the next 15 years prepair to be dedicated.

Kindness, respect, understanding and a hell of a lot of pationce (depends on the breed))

What you put in you don't all ways get out

A dog is not a toy like Clair says

Be prepaired for a tough time if your a first time dog owner

Understand your breeds needs



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award

Reply

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi from nube annette38 Your Introductions 8 27-07-2011 08:40 AM




Copyright ©2004-2014, Dogsey.com