My plan, in a nutshell:
- Get a dog
- Walk said dog
In not so much of a nutshell:
The start of the thread is pretty much a joke, though I have heard that walking your dog can be a good way to meet women. Pretty soon, though, I’m moving someplace where I might be able to have a dog (or at least a pet). (This whole idea could get shot down depending on the lease.) Now, I have dealt with dogs, though I have never had one of my own (just cats for me.) But I figure, hey, I would like some companionship, there is enough room in the yard for at least a small dog, and I can always crate train it, especially if it’s young. Perhaps not a puppy, because I will probably be gone for 8-12 hours a day (at least), though it could be feasible to go home once or twice during the day to let said doggy out. It’s often pretty warm in Las Cruces, even in the winter, so I wouldn’t feel too bad if the dog spent some time each day running around the back yard or if I even had a crate out there, especially in the shade in the summer and covered from any potential rain. Plus, there is plenty of neighborhood in which to walk the dog every day as well as the campus itself.
So, how hard is it to train a dog? Deal with puppy behavior (though I have nothing against adopting an adult dog)? Make sure it is happy and healthy? And other such things.
Or should I just look into a cat?