How do you pick a puppy? Even if you are not selecting a puppy, a lot of these concepts apply to a rescue dog. I’ve just raised a litter of puppies, and one will stay with me as my next dog, so I’m covering my tips, plus how my puppy chose me!
In the episode you'll hear:
- How our rescue dog Tater feels about living in a family of Border Collies.
- The considerations about what sort of dog is best for you.
- How Tina the Poodle came into our family when I was a kid.
- Why to set an intention about your next dog.
- The three areas I look at when picking my puppy.
- What to consider about structure and temperament.
- What you need to know about puppies and temperament tests.
- About what your heart tells you and why I’m big on the woo.
- Why to trust the breeder of your puppy if you have done your research.
- The reason to not second guess yourself.
- About the adventures that led me to my new puppy.
- Who my next dog is and her name!
Spoiler Alert Puppy Names:
Moira Rose - Say Yes to Inspired Moments - Dream
Alexis - Say Yes to Playing for the Moment - Swish
David - Say Yes to Making the Moments Count - Mission
Stevie - Say Yes to Being in the Moment - This!
- Podcast Episode 13: Naming Your Puppy or Dog
- * Book: What's Your Angle: Understanding Angulation and Structure for the Performance Dog by Hellen Grinnell King
- * Book: Picking your Performance Puppy by Helen Grinnell King
- Avidog Website (Search for the word Temperament)
- Book: The Resilience Project: Finding Happiness Through Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness by Hugh van Cuylenburg
- "This Is Me" by The Greatest Showman Cast from 'The Greatest Showman Soundtrack' (YouTube)
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