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.
I thought you had a job. You can’t leave dogs on their own, that’s cruel.
Labrador Retrievers make excellent service dogs.
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.
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
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!
Get a cat instead you won’t have to constantly take it outside all the time to use the bathroom
I can’t have cats due to my roommate being allergic
Medium. Australian shepherds and border collies are great dogs and super smart.
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
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.
I was actually thinking about a standard poodle or a golden doodle!
Poodles require lots of grooming and are prone to seizures.
But they are super smart dogs.
@Wave. So are most pure breeds
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.
@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.
@Wave. I can understand your reasoning they are very smart
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.