Few can resist a puppy. These beautiful, soft bundles of energy are, in many ways, like four-legged children with tails. And, like children, puppies need a lot of time, care, love and understanding. Because these adorable furballs will depend on you for frequent and regular feedings and walks, for guidance and training, for a lot of your time and a lot of your love.

So before you plunge into puppy parenthood, take time to conduct some research. Become acquainted with all that having a puppy involves. While the rewards really are many, in reality, so are the requirements.

Read this great article, Before You Get Your Puppy.