If you're in the market for a new pet, consider adopting an older dog. Older dogs are often overlooked by families looking to adopt a puppy or kitten, but they make wonderful companions and deserve our attention. Here's why we think you’d love adopting a senior pup:
Adult dogs are generally calmer than young puppies.
Adult dogs are calmer than puppies. Adult dogs have more self-control, so they don't need to jump on every person who walks through the door or try to tear apart furniture and other household items. If you're looking for a calm companion who will not destroy your house, consider adopting an adult dog instead of adopting a puppy.
Because adult dogs have been housebroken before, you won't have to teach them how to use a litter box or go outside for bathroom breaks.
When you adopt a senior dog, you don't have to teach them how to use a litter box or go outside for bathroom breaks. This can be great news if you're adopting from a shelter or rescue organization because it means that your dog has already been housebroken--and if he hasn't, then at least he knows what it means!
If your new pet has already learned how to use a doggy door (or even better: an automatic one), all the better. Just make sure he doesn't get stuck in there while trying out his new freedom!
Older dogs need your help. They'll benefit from some guidance and training as they settle into their new home.
While it's true that older dogs can be trained, it's not as simple as teaching a puppy. Older dogs have lived their lives in a certain way and may not respond well to being told what to do. However, if you're patient and persistent with your pup, then he or she will eventually learn what "sit" means!
In fact, many older dogs were already trained before coming into your home--they just need some help remembering how! Think of how much easier life would be if someone taught us how to walk every day instead of having us figure out how our bodies work ourselves as infants? It works exactly the same way for dogs: when they're young enough (usually around 6 months), their owners will teach them basic commands like sit or stay so that they can communicate effectively with each other later on down the road without any problems occurring between them due to lack of communication skills on either side which could lead up something disastrous happening such as someone getting hurt during an argument over something silly such as whether or not there was enough food left over after dinner time ended earlier than expected due toward another person eating everything within reach while ignoring requests made by others who wanted at least one bite too despite being told no thanks multiple times prior.
Because older dogs have been living without their owners for a while, they may be more eager to form an instant bond with you when they do arrive in your home.
When it comes to dogs, the phrase "home is where the heart is" doesn't just apply to humans. Dogs are social animals who thrive on human companionship and love being part of a family. Unfortunately, many older dogs have been without their owners for a while--and some might have even been abandoned by them in their later years.
When you adopt an older dog into your home, they may be more eager than other puppies or younger adult dogs at forming an instant bond with you when they do arrive in your home. This can happen because these pups have been living without their owners for so long that they're ready for someone who will genuinely care about them again!
Older pets often make great additions to families with young children as well; however it's important that everyone understands how best to interact with these animals (and vice versa). If possible try taking classes together where everyone learns how best take care of these pets together!
You can bond with an adult dog that has many of the characteristics you desire in a new pet--but isn't so young that they're still growing into their personality!
Adopting an adult dog is a great way to get yourself a new pet. You can bond with an adult dog that has many of the characteristics you desire in a new pet--but isn't so young that they're still growing into their personality!
Older dogs are easier to train because they've already learned how to behave and respond appropriately in most situations. Additionally, older dogs tend to be calmer than puppies or younger adolescents who are still learning about life outside the litter box (or wherever else they spent their first few months). This means less energy at home when you come home after work or school--and more time for walks around the neighborhood!
Finally, adopting an older animal will likely lead to better manners overall: while all dogs need some training (even if it's just housebreaking), puppies usually require extra help from owners because they haven't been taught proper behavior yet.
Older dogs often know basic commands when they come into your home, which makes it easier for them to learn new ones!
Older dogs are often more receptive to training than puppies, which makes it easier for them to learn new commands. Older dogs have also likely been trained before and may even know basic commands like "sit" and "stay." If you adopt an older dog who doesn't know these things, chances are that adopting him or her will be much easier than teaching a puppy all of the same things.
Additionally, many senior pets have already learned how to walk on a leash and behave appropriately outside in public places such as parks or cafes--so they can accompany you easily on walks around town!