Too much dog???
My dog passed away on 4/20 of this year, after also losing my other dog a year earlier. I also lost a cat within this time frame (all to old age and a brain tumor). I have been waiting to get a new dog for awhile now, and adopted one yesterday.
I adopted a 3 year old German shorthaired pointer mix. She is spayed and was living in a small apartment with her old owners.
The good: She is sweet, excellent with kids, and good with cats. She's not a food hound and she's housetrained. She stays in a crate when someone isn't home. She likes other dogs.
The bad: She has way more energy than I was expecting. When I visited her at her old owners apartment she seemed much more calm than when we got her home! Maybe it's because she's never had a yard to run in before, but she ran for quite awhile. This morning I took her on an hour long walk and her leash skills are pretty bad (major puller!) although she seems smart enough to learn how to walk better. I'm at work now, although the kids and my husband are at home, so we'll see if this expended some of her energy.
I'm hoping that she will adapt to her new house and surroundings, and I realize it's only been one day, but I'm a little nervous. Maybe this is too much dog to handle?! I think maybe I should enroll her in obedience training or something. I'm just worried about her energy level and meeting her needs. Thoughts???