A Lighthearted Guide to Choosing Your Puppy 

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Bringing a new puppy into your life isn't just about snuggles and the sweet smell of puppy breath—it's a serious game of match-making!

Let's dive into the laughable yet lovable journey of selecting the pooch that won't just steal your socks, but will fit perfectly into your heart and home.

Here a a few pointers and a checklist attached for you to download. A free gift from me to you.

1. Breed: The Canine Compatibility Quiz 🐕

Think of choosing a breed like online dating for dog lovers. You want that perfect match that complements your quirks and lifestyle.

Do your homework, because once you lock eyes with a puppy, it's harder to say no than to resist a second slice of grandma's apple pie.

2. Size: From Teacup to Titanic 🐶

Remember, that little ball of fluff might just balloon into a canine colossus.

Consider the full-grown size of your pup because "He's not heavy, he's my brother" doesn't quite cut it when your dog is literally the size of a small horse.

3. Energy Level: The Furry Tornado 🌪 or the Couch Potato

Some dogs have two modes:

"Is it time to play yet?"


"Is it time to play now?"

Assess your energy and time because if you're not up for the "Exercise Olympics," a high-energy dog might have you considering a gym membership just to keep up.

4. Health Care Commitments: The Fluffy Wellness Plan

Vet visits, teeth cleaning, and coat brushing—oh my!

Your pup's health routine might just rival your own.

Be prepared for all the grooming and care that comes with your new best friend, or you'll find yourself in a hairy situation.

5. House Prep: Puppy-Proofing 101 🏡

Before your puppy arrives, you'll need to channel your inner secret agent and sniff out all the potential puppy hazards.

Hide those cords, and remember, anything left on the floor is fair game for a game of "What's in my mouth now?"

Not a fun game for the faint of heart. ❤️

6. The Essentials: Shopping for Fido's First Apartment

Stock up on all the puppy paraphernalia before the big day.

Crate, bed, toys, dishes, and food—check!

It's like setting up a nursery, but for a creature that thinks your expensive shoes are chew toys.

7. No Food on the Floor: The Five-Second Rule Does Not Apply 🍩

Unless you want your puppy to think every dropped crumb is a go signal for snack time, keep your floors cleaner than a germaphobe's dream.

8. The Cleanup Crew: Always on Standby

Accidents happen, and when they do, you'll want to be ready faster than a pit crew at the Indy 500.

Have your cleanup kit at the ready, because puppies are like adorable, fluffy, little mess-making machines.

9. House Collar & Leash: Indoor Fashion Accessories

Equip your pup with a "house collar" and leash because you never know when an impromptu game of "catch me if you can" will ensue.

And snagging that dragging leash is faster than grabbing fido!!

10. Car Supplies: Pup on the Go 🐕🚗

Prepare for road trips with blankets, a leash, a collar, a cleanup kit, and a travel crate.

It's like packing for a baby, only furrier and with more drool.

11. Sleepless Nights: Welcome to Parenthood

The first few days with your new puppy will have you reminiscing about the times you thought you were tired.

Coffee will become your new best friend. ☕️

12. Potty Schedule: Bathroom Break Bonanza

Post that potty schedule on the fridge like it's the new hit TV show schedule.

You'll be making more trips to the yard than a landscaper.

13. Heartbeat Snuggle Puppy: Your Sleep Savior

Invest in a heartbeat snuggle puppy toy.

It's like a teddy bear that hugs you back—priceless for those first few nights.

14. Love, Love, and More Love ❤️🐾🐾

Last but not least, shower your new furball with love.

It's the one thing you can never have too much of, and luckily, it's calorie-free!

So there you have it, future puppy parents! Keep these tips in mind, and you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect canine companion who will fill your life with joy, laughter, and just a touch of chaos. Don’t forget to book that 1 to 1 free Discovery Call with me as you may need support and help with a few questions. Happy puppy picking! 🐶💕

Your Intuitive Dog Coach