What kind of dog should I get?
April 15, 2012 5:17 PM Subscribe
Im in the process of getting a new dog, and Im at a loss when it comes to breed, training, just overall care. Help?
posted by sizzil34 to Pets & Animals (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So let me start by explaining my situation:
-1,000ft duplex (bottom floor)
-Large, un-fenced backyard
-No busy streets for 5 blocks
-1 Dog and 1 Cat (the dog is small and slightly aggressive towards other animals, but she and the cat, or a stranger dog learn to coexist quickly.)
-50-ish year old mom and dad, and I'm 16
-She/he would be home alone for about 6 hours tops, and when I get home, I can do whatever it needs like walking or grooming.
Im looking for a dog that can play fetch, catch a frisbee, play, swim with me, and go on hikes etc. I would prefer a larger dog such as a golden retriever or an Australian cattle dog. Mostly I want something that is easy to train and super smart. I would prefer to go through a shelter, will that affect how they react to training if someone else has already house broken them or played etc.? Also, how would I go about training it to play fetch and catch frisbees? I want a man dog, and I'm willing to put in whatever is necessary to teach it and be my new best companion and go everywhere with me.