Which dog Breed would be best for a young woman in college living with her grandfather?
Any gender Yorkshire terrier, any gender dachshund, or any gender schnauzer? I really want a girl dog
- dorothy sLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
If he's a fairly young grandfather, perhaps he would like the company of a dog.
Have you thought about how limiting a dog will be and how it will effect your social life.
You will have to take your dog for a LONG walk be before you go to college, then rush home and take her for another long walk.
Thankfully she will have your grandfather for company, BUT how will cope with toilet training? Will he object if your dog pees on the carpet.
Has he a large FENCED garden?
How you thought about how you will cope when you leave college and get a full time job?
Getting a dog is a lifelong commitment.
- E. H. AmosLv 71 year ago
None of the above. College students FAIL more often (as dog owners) and end up surrendering dogs to shelters MORE OFTEN than any other group.
You will not have time, in an 18 hour college schedule load of classes to: buy all the supplies, continually buy dog food, housebreak, crate train obedience train (by attending night time classes) and take it repeatedly to the vet for at least 4 vet visits for basic shots (not counting any other unexpected needs). It will SERIOUSLY CUT INTO ANY DATING, or any library STUDYING...... you plan to do.
You also have NOT explained HOW you will AFFORD THE COST of a reputably BRED puppy ($1200 - $1500) plus puppy supplies & vet costs in addition to college costs.
All of the breeds you have selected are somewhat difficult to train and most are prone to be YAPPY (let's hope your grandfather does not have nearby neighbors who might complain). Yappy breeds can be PROBLEMATIC.... once you move (at some point) into an apartment or condo.
Any puppy will REQUIRE you to come home or for somebody to BE AVAILABLE every 2 (TWO) hours to let it out, so it can go potty, the first month and it will require a LUNCH meal, until 16 weeks old. Is your grandfather physically up to the DEMANDS of a puppy especially if you are NOT available? Does he have a fenced yard?
- ReneeGadeLv 61 year ago
None, until you are settled and don't risk having to give the poor poochie away when you leave.
- Anonymous1 year ago
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- VeschengroLv 61 year ago
none how do you hope to train and housetrain the dog when you are at college on a daily basis
- MaxiLv 71 year ago
One that the grandfather agrees to have in his home after considering the student is busy studying and p/t working so as to afford to pay for everything and if they also have the time and ability to train, walk, exercise any dog
- J CLv 71 year ago
One your grandfather agrees to. And what will become of the dog when you graduate? It often becomes very difficult to find affordable housing with a dog, especially a medium to large breed. How will you pay for the dog's vet care while you are in college? Dogs need vaccines, flea treatment, worming, exams, and eventually a spay. If a puppy, who is going to let it out during housetraining? Who's going to buy the food and supplies? Walk the dog, rain or shine? All things to think about.
- JojoLv 71 year ago
I suggest you ask your Grandfather this question.
After all it will be living in his house, and he will have to be with it when you are not there.
Maybe he does not even want a dog in his house!! So Ask HIM.
- Simpson G.Lv 71 year ago
One that she searches for after she’s graduated college, gotten into her career, and is living on her own.