Rescue Dog or Puppy from a breeder
This is question that pops up when a family want a dog.
This question makes me feel a little guilty on two counts;-
- I have never had a rescue dog.
- I am one of those people who breeds dogs occasionally
(a guilty pleasure).
- Training a puppy is easier and more effective. I enjoy the training and the bond it creates between the dog and me.
- Rescue dogs bring baggage with them. It is often difficult understanding why they have certain behaviours. Modifying these takes a long time, sometimes never fully succeeding. I am not sure I could make such a commitment. I admire hugely those who do.
I would be very interested to know the reason people adopt dogs from other countries.