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I’m trying to get a puppy but I can’t decide

I’m going to get a puppy but I’m conflicted about whether or not to get a small dog or a big dog. I really really want a golden doodle but my parents are trying to convince me to get a small dog because it would be easier to clean up after and it would be cheeper to feed. I don’t know help me decide and give me ideas! Oh also I’m going to be training it for service work so that’s also why I was thinking a big dog would be better.

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I thought you had a job. You can’t leave dogs on their own, that’s cruel.

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Labrador Retrievers make excellent service dogs.

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My roommate is home all evening while I’m at work and she has agreed to help with the dog while I’m at work. The dog won’t be left alone.

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I have a medium sized dog, but I have had big dogs in the past. Good luck on finding the right fit.

I have a 7 lbs chihuahua. He goes almost everywhere in a bag. My vote: small

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I’ve had both big and small. Big dogs require more exercise. I’ve just had labradors for big dogs and they are so loving and loyal and smart.
I loved having my Cleo. She is 9 lbs. Very sweet and cuddly but not very smart. I miss her.
Both big and small are wonderful!

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Get a cat instead you won’t have to constantly take it outside all the time to use the bathroom

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I can’t have cats due to my roommate being allergic

Medium. Australian shepherds and border collies are great dogs and super smart.

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A poodle is smart and big enough to do whatever you need… David and I are talking about getting me standard sized poodle and me training it to be my service dog… I hear poodles are best for psychiatric service dog

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You are so lucky to be getting a puppy. Here in Australia puppies sell for on average $4000.00 so I can’t afford one. I have decided to adopt an ex racing greyhound instead at a cost of $150.00. Apparently they make amazing companions and are easily trainable.

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I was actually thinking about a standard poodle or a golden doodle!

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Poodles require lots of grooming and are prone to seizures.
But they are super smart dogs.

@Wave. So are most pure breeds
I think?

Yeah overall mixed breeds are healthier @Twialine
My cousin knows a lot about dogs, she works in a shelter and she warned me about getting a poodle for some reason.
Well she said they are prone to lots of seizure disorders.

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@Wave. What kind of dog would you suggest for a psychiatric service dog

Labrador retriever or golden retriever.
My dad wants us to get a lab, but for some reason I’ve never been attracted to this breed.

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@Wave. I can understand your reasoning they are very smart

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Yes, labs especially are super smart and loyal dogs but they need mental stimulation or they can become problematic.

This is true for many of your ‘intelligent’ breeds.

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