I agree with the other comments. I never owned a dog before or had much experience with them so I found a hav was a great first dog for me.
For a first time dog and hav owner my tips are
1. Know your rules before bringing the puppy home and don't bend on these.
Ours were no sleeping in the bedroom, no walking in the kitchen and no jumping on people or furniture. Because we knew this is what we wanted from the start Doug doesn't do any of these things.
2. Be prepared for the fact it will be intense and stressful at times. Make sure you research toilet training, crate training, leash training, separation anxiety and positive reinforcement training.
3. Have all the equipment you need ready.. Dog food, crate, bed, treats, toys , harness, leash, ugo dog if you want an indoor toilet option, brush, bowls etc, puppy proof and know what routine you want I.e walks morning and night? Feeding times. These help with a potty routine.
5. Know what vet you will use
4. Take heaps of photos.
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