Advice you won’t find in a book – or on the internet
The costs of a poor decision
Purchasing a puppy can be expensive. But if you choose the wrong breed, it could cost you a lot more in the long run – in both dollars and stress.
Then there’s also the long-term impact it could have on your dog.
Sadly, we hear of too many cases of unhappy dogs, frazzled owners and needless rehoming (or worse, euthanasia) – all resulting from poor or ill-advised breed selections.
Your lifestyle and circumstances matter
With so many breeds (and now cross-breeds) to choose from, selecting the right one is a difficult but critical decision. And just because you might like the ‘look’ of a particular breed, doesn’t mean it’s suitable for you.
There are many reasons why a dog might be right for one person but wrong for another. And there are many factors to consider in your assessment – including your home, garden, lifestyle, children, commitments, neighbours, your life stage, your health and your bank account.
Our expertise can make all the difference
Although many books and websites can help you critique dog breeds, they can’t always be relied upon. Beware of stereotypes too. Many retrievers have no desire to retrieve. And many herding dogs have no herding instincts.
After 30 years of training dogs in their homes, AUSDOG is very well placed to help you make the best choice. Our recommendations are always unbiased – and based on first-hand knowledge of the many breeds
(and thousands of dogs) we have encountered.
John has the magic touch
Barbara J C
‘John Harkin pretty much trained me as well as my dog Meg. He made the process fun and gave me the confidence to build a strong relationship with her. So many people have remarked on how obedient and socialised she now is! I tell all my friends about John’s magic touch every chance I get.’