You want to welcome a dog into your life. You’ve done all the research you could possibly do. You have a set of criteria that this dog must meet. You know deep down that you have found the perfect breed and the perfect dog. Congratulations! I have to let you in on a little secret; it’s impossible. You’re not going to find the perfect dog. It doesn’t matter how much research you’ve done.
Here are a few reasons why that is:
She was great, I know, and Timmy wasn’t down that well as long as he may have been without her help, but in real life, Lassie would probably chase that squirrel instead of heading into town to tell Timmy’s folks.
I mean, honestly, they’d just eat it. You know it. I know it.
You can TRY to potty train Karl Barx but the reality is, you’re going to be on poop duty.
Give it a try. Put a bowl of food on one side and you offering unconditional love on the other. Pup is going to choose the food.
On a serious note, the top reason you will never find the perfect dog is because the perfect dog does not exist. Dogs are unpredictable and each dog has its own unique personality. Like humans, some are nice and some are jerks. Some suffer from crippling anxiety attacks. Some are timid. Some are mean.
You should absolutely do your research and have your set of criteria but understand that you won’t know your dog’s personality until it is home with you. There will be adjustments to make and several concessions. You may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle some days, but it will be rewarding, I promise.