Dog training tips from an expert
Question: My little dog Macey that I had for 13 years has recently died.
My family wants to buy me a puppy as a way to keep me company.
I am 80 years old though and am not as good on my feet as I used to be.
Do you think getting a pup is a good idea?
Answer: The fact that you are asking this question indicates to me you are not quite comfortable with this idea.
I think your family have great intentions but at your age and physical capability, I think that a puppy would be too much for you.
Remember, having a pup involves training, getting up at night and exercising.
If you really want a dog, you could consider adopting an old dog from a rescue organisation such as ARCH or the RSPCA.
These dogs will just
require your care and your company.
If you have a dog training or behaviour question you'd like answered, email rachel.vercoe@coffscoast advocate.com.au and Kyra Ensbey from Bright Bessy Dog Training will answer in the following edition.