I have a small apartment. What kind of dog should I get?

Posted: February 3, 2010 in Uncategorized

From a strictly practical perspective the dog should probably be small to medium sized.
However, the size is not as important as the commitment toward another human being (dogs are people too 🙂

Regardless of the size and breed, the dog will need the following

  • Companionship (both yours and that of other dogs)
  • Walks (primal activity for dogs and humans)
  • Guidance (sometimes dogs will chew on electric cables and engage in all manner of nonsense, they need us to instruct them in proper cohabitation etiquette)

Energy Levels are Paramount.

For the westerners, the notion of this invisible, intangible thing called “energy” sounds as quantifiable as the notion of chakra adjustments. Here is something to think about tho.

There is another force or energy that humans don’t quite understand and yet it exerts unquestionable force upon us.

We can’t see it nor touch it, and yet it’s quite real. I’m talking about gravity of course.

In western vernacular we may call this energy a physical or mental disposition, attitude, or natural posture (mental and physical) or any number of other synonyms. My point is that even tho this energy we project is invisible its quite real.

For our purposes, we can divide the energy levels into 3 categories

  1. High Energy – If you lead an active life style and spend more time outside then inside and act like a crack head most of the time, you have high energy my friend. Get yourself a medium to high energy dog.
  2. Medium Energy – If you are a weekend warrior when it comes to outside activities you are at this level. Get yourself a low to medium energy dog.
  3. Low Energy – If you spend most of your time inside your house you are low energy. A high energy dog would be a terrible mismatch for you. Get a low energy dog.

Puppy or Adult?

Puppies trigger the same chemical reaction in our brains as human babies.
The chemicals released cause us to go “awh…so cute” and it’s the reason babies and puppies are able to survive into adulthood.

Puppies are a lot of fun and a lot of work. Be prepared to get up 3-4 times a night to take them out for the first few months.

Are you ready to learn?

You will have so much more to learn about yourself and dogs.
You will be tested again and again.

Every time your dog urinates on your rug you will reveal your true colors. Are you a calm during the storm or are you the cow flying in a tornado?

Are you ready for a 14 year commitment? That’s the average lifespan of a dog.

These are just few considerations, hope it helps guide you on what could be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Salute

Dino Dogan
http://dogandogs.com
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