Monday, February 21, 2011

There's no such thing as one size fits all in choosing a dog

Look in any book about dogs and go online and you'll find a lot of advice on choosing a dog or puppy. The strangest thing about all of this advice is that much of it sounds the same and very little is adapted to a given age group of potential owners.

It's like one size --- or bit of advice on choosing the right dog for you --- is uniform, regardless of your age and circumstances/situation.

That simply isn't true. For the most part, you have to adapt much of that advice. And you're pretty much on your own when it comes down to doing so. That's got to be so unfair!  But I guess that in the interest in reaching as wide an audience as possible, many authors and their publishers overlook differences in potential dog owners, such as age and circumstance that they aim for the middle and hope that their message reaches at least most of their audience, even if it doesn't quite fit.

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