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Oh so much excitement - puppy related

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adogforme Tue 23-Jul-13 11:10:48

So here's my story. I want a dog. DD (5) is very nervous of anything bigger than a westie so the kind of dog I wanted want suitable at the moment.

Anyway a friend of a friend of a friend needs someone to look after their puppy for 6 months.

Taking into consideration that it will be hard to give him back we think it is a great opportunity to do a test drive.

We are meeting him on Sunday and I'm so excited.

Booboostoo Tue 23-Jul-13 11:41:53

To be honest you are going to need a heart of steel to look after a puppy for 6 months and then give it back. People do it (foster carers for charities or people who bring up assistance puppies) but be really careful if you have no experience of this. Especially with your young DD who may not find it that easy to understand why the puppy is going back.

Also keep in mind that you will have to do all the hard work, e.g. toilet training, sleepless nights, socialisation, teaching the pup not to bite, not to jump up, not to pull on the lead, etc., you will need to set time aside for puppy classes, for taking the pup to see the world, etc. and expect some accidents with chewing your beloved furniture.

To me it seems very cheeky of the owners to ask! If they got a puppy they should be around to look after it or they should pay the breeder to keep the pup longer.

basildonbond Tue 23-Jul-13 13:56:55

gosh that seems really unfair on everyone concerned - you, your dd and the puppy ...

at a crucial time in his life he'll be with you not the people who'll have him later and as booboostoo says you'll have all the hard work and they'll reap the reward

giving him back will be hard on him as well ..

I'd think long and hard about this - if his owners had his best interests at heart they'd be looking at permanently rehoming him not farming him out for 6 months

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