How to pick the right puppy for you

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Choosing a puppy might seem impossible when you're mobbed by precious pooches who all want you to take them home. Dog expert Tracie Hotchner has the tough job of surrounding herself with adorable doggies as she demonstrates choosing a puppy that is the right dog for you.

How to pick the right puppy for you

Choosing a puppy that’s the right dog for you and your family isn’t difficult. Here are some things you should consider:

  • Puppies should be curious and interested in everything.
  • They should come to you when you call to them.
  • If the puppies are sleeping when you arrive, wake them up with a toy or something else that interests them.
  • When picking a puppy, think about whether you want an energetic dog or a couch potato. By remembering to consider your family’s lifestyle and activity level, you’ll be choosing a puppy that will be the right dog for you.
Transcript Choosing a puppy that’s the right dog for you and your family isn’t difficult. But here are some things to consider when you’re picking a puppy.  Puppies should be curious and interested in everything.  They should come to you when you call to them.  If the puppies are sleeping when you arrive, wake them up with a toy or something else that interests them.  When picking a puppy, think about whether you want an energetic dog or a couch potato. By remembering to consider your family’s lifestyle and activity level, you’ll be choosing a puppy that will be the right dog for you.
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  • Tracie Hotchner

    Tracie Hotchner Author, The Dog Bible Tracie Hotchner is an investigative reporter whose recent subjects have been four-legged. She is a best-selling author and has appeared on national talk shows, including The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. more about this expert »

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