In Daycare, Dog Health

Are you dreaming of adding a cute puppy to your family? Puppies are so fun and adorable, but they are a commitment. Whether you’ve been browsing for your dream puppy, or if you’re just starting the process of deciding if it’s right for you, check out our seven-question quiz to see if you’re ready for a puppy.

If you find you’re not ready for a puppy, don’t fret! Spend some time researching puppy breeds along with the time and financial investment involved.

Take the Puppy Quiz!

Answer each question, and keep track of your answers. Find the results below and learn if you’re ready for a puppy, or if you need more time to prepare.

Question 1: How much time do you have per day to commit to exercise?

  1. 1-2 hours
  2. Less than an hour
  3. 30 minutes or less

Question 2: Do you have a training plan?

  1. Yes, I started researching
  2. I have a basic idea
  3. I’ll figure it out as it comes

Question 3: Do you have the budget for a puppy?

  1. I have puppy savings
  2. I have enough for the puppy
  3. How much do I need!?

Question 4: Does the rest of your household want a puppy?

  1. Everyone is excited and ready
  2. We’ve talked about it
  3. They’ll come around when they see how cute he is

Question 5: Do you travel frequently?

  1. I have boarding picked out
  2. I travel occasionally
  3. When it comes up, I’ll think about it

Question 6: Are you ready to get up early?

  1. Yes
  2. If I have to
  3. Are puppies up early?

Question 7: How long will the puppy be alone during the day?

  1. A couple of hours max with dog daycare during the week
  2. 8ish hours
  3. 8 hours or more

If You Answered Mostly A’s

You are ready to add a puppy to your family! You’re aware of the financial and time investment a puppy needs, and you’ve already thought ahead about training, boarding, and getting up early. Research your breed or rescue and start preparing for your pup.

If You Answered Mostly B’s

You’re almost ready for a puppy! To be absolutely sure, you should communicate with your household about adding a furry baby as well as make sure you’re ready for the financial and time investment.

If You Answered Mostly C’s

You’re not quite ready for a puppy. That’s completely okay, and you simply need more time and research to understand what life would look like with a puppy fully. Dig into online research and ask friends and family who’ve gotten a puppy to share any tips or advice.

Your Puppy Will Have a Ball at Lucky Dog Pet Lodge

We can help your puppy burn energy, have fun, and stay safe while you’re away. Book a tour and see if it’s the right fit for you! We’re conveniently located right near the MSP airport.

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