The Dog Tutor
Over 30 years of Experience
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The Right Dog for your Household

Don & Mia Henderson 

  The Dog Tutor Team

Pawling, NY

(914) 755 7478

The Right Dog for your Household

A perfect gift for a household is a new puppy.  They are cute, fury and cuddly.  They can bring so much joy to our lives and picking the right breed for you and your family is part of the process you take when deciding the right dog for your household.

Some dogs need a lot of exercise to release their energy, and of course all dogs need to be walked.  But also...

1.  Research and pick the right breed for your lifestyle, property or apartment size, and work schedule.  2.  Adult dog versus puppy (adult dog already trained) puppies need house breaking and training).         3.  Can you commit to the needs of your pet i.e., walking, vet care, grooming.  4. Does the breed require a lot of exercise and space.  5.  Will your new dog get along with other pets in your home.  6.  Who will walk/care for your dog when you are not home for long lengths of time.  7.  Make your home pet friendly and puppy proof your new pet from toxics, electrical hazards, medications, poisonous plants in your house/yard.  8.  Your dog requires a good diet and feeding schedule.  9.  Take some time to bond with your new pet when you take him into his new home.   10.  Socialize your pet.  11. Early on have your dog professionally trained. 

My advice is to do some research on different purebreds/mixed breeds that you are considering and find out the breed's temperament, and hereditary traits.

Whether you buy from a breeder or adoption you will want to start to walk your dog in your community to socialize your new pet and introduce him to people.  I'm sure everyone will want to meet your well trained/socialized new member of your family.

I'm certain you will find one or maybe two doggies that will be right for your household!

Donald Henderson, The Dog Tutor for all your Training needs at 914-755-7478  Don Henderson Licensed Pet Care Specialist - Pawling NY

Contact Us!

Contact The Dog Tutor for a free consultation. We will visit your home and meet you and your pet(s) - dogs, cats, and small farm animals as well as turtles, fish, rodents, ferrets. We will discuss any questions you may have while we get to know your pet and you observe how we interact.

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The Dog Tutor is fully licensed, bonded and insured for liability including care, custody, and control of the pets in our care. We are insured for theft or any damage with our insurers:  Pet Sitters Associates, LLC.  Also Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.

We are members of Pet Sitters Associates LLC,, Thumbtack, ASPCA.

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