Ask yourself the hard questions?
Can I afford the food for the puppy? Prices can vary $80 to $120 dollars for highend dog food like Blackhawk, Ivory Coat etc.
Puppies should be having the best start to their life they possible can and giving them supermarket cheap food wouldn’t be ideal for their growth.
Can I afford to take it the vet for vaccinations? The puppy will need one vaccination at 6 weeks from the breeder, also from you at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks. Average cost is $80 dollars times 3 is $240 for just the vaccinations and they are so important, ParvoVirus can kill the puppy quickly.
Which puppy breed is right for me? Lifestyle should play a big part in your decision on which breed and getting a puppy at all, active lifestyle and you want a running partner, there are the dogs to suit most lifestyles we undertake and making that informed decision is critical because the last thing you want to do is re-home or surrender the puppy to a shelter.
Does my wife or husband want a puppy? Because on occasion, they will make a mess, like a child, they need to know rules and can accidentally wee in the wrong area due to our mistakes for example not letting them go regularly outside enough to ensure the puppy goes in the right area then praise or pet or treat occurs for the puppy.
Having everyone on the same page in the house would benefit the puppies training learning curve, consistent training from the whole family is pivotal to a well balanced puppy, mind and body.
Can you take some annual leave to take of the puppy at the start? Taking some leave from work or having someone transition the puppy into your home is recommended, the forming stage of the puppy is from 6 weeks old to 16 weeks and more you put into this stage the better the adult dog.