My parents and i are thinking about getting a Puggle puppy, i said it would be good to get it during the summer, so if it starts barking in the middle of the night, i don't have to get up early for school the next day.My mom said it would be better to get the puppy during the school year,because then it won't feel lonley while i'm at school.I don't know which would be better.
Well, it takes months to housebreak a puppy.. and they need to go potty through the night until sometimes 3 or 4 months plus. Generally, most people wouldnt be pleased havign to get up a few times a night for a while while goign to school.
I would be getting at the beginning of summer vacation so by school time it could live through the day.
Have you had any puppies before or have your parents had them? Who would be taking care the puppy? Winter time doesn't seem like a good idea, housetraining is bad enough and to have to go outside several times during the day and several times at night in the cold just doesn't sound appealing to me. Getting one at the start of school doesn't sound very smart either because of having to get up several times during the night and then leaving it alone during the day all day, or would there be someone home during the day? If you get one while on a break that probably isn't long enough to train and then be left alone, I really vote for the beginning of summer. You can take the proper time to train and bond with your puppy and when it is time for school to start the puppy should be well adjusted and able to accept change in its life. You and your family just has to consider everything and choose the time that best suits you. Good Luck!
Definately summer....beginning of summer. That is if you MUST have a puppy. Puppies require lots of time to train and esp. potty train. For an 8-12 week pup I don't think two weeks is enough time to train the pup and bond with him or her. You guys are probably sooo excited to get a puppy that you don't want to wait until next summer.....I KNOW I'VE BEEN THERE! However, you should seriously consider it.
The other thing is to RESCUE/ADOPT an older dog. That's what I did. Lane was 6 months old when I got her. She was still very young, very puppish, and playful. She wasn't completely house broken, but it was a LOT easier to train her and she slept through the night. With a pup that is a little older you can spend all of your "school break" bonding and getting him or her acquainted. I did it and I am soooo glad that I did. It worked out perfectly.
I always got my puppies during the school year. If you get them during the summer your new puppy will have to all of a sudden get used to not having you around and they will not understand. It will miss you. But if you get it during the school year and your parents are willing to help train it, then it will be used to your already in place schedule. Then when summer comes around it will just have the nice surprise of having you home.
I would never recommend getting a puppy during summer.
i would like to mention theres pros and cons either way,...house breaking is a process...sometimes longer then you think or want...i have to say...not in winter...any other time is great...some pups break harder in winter since they dont want to go out...i say get one when the right one is available..work it out weatherv it is school or vacation time...no perfect time...but any time is a great time for a puppy...
It takes alot of time and effort to train a puppy, between housebreaking and behavioral, so it depends on who will be spending the time to train, if it is you, during summer break is best, Christmas breaks, etc are not long enough to accomplish training.
Also depends on if you are going to a shelter, or buying from a breeder, the latter will depend on availability.
Will the parents be home at all when your gone at school? The dog will adjust fine after a few days and it realizes your coming home again, just take the pup out as soon as you get home and have some playtime, it will do fine. Same as people who work and are gone all day. Main reason I suggested was alot of time for training is needed!, best to housebreak in good weather and when your home all day to watch and correct it during this period
Thats not bad, like I said the pup will get used to it, but training will be tough when your not home much, i know I work full time, and anytime we have a new pup or a new litter, its very hard to find the time