Owning and raising a dog is no small undertaking for the majority of people. Unless you have your own personal assistant to oversee every minute of your doggum's upbringing, you will be spending a lot of time in training,exercising,feeding and petting. It is a big commitment but it can be extremely rewarding - the relationship between a human being and a dog can be one of the few unconditionally loving relationships in a lifetime. While dogs are animals and think like animals,each one is still unique amd complex. Discovering the layers of your dog's personally is only part of the fun of the journey. When you are thinking of buying or adopting a dog, you should first consider your motivation. It's not a good idea to get a dog simply because the kids are begging you for one or because you think it sounds interesting - caring for an animal is hard work as well as a long-term commitment.Be sure you are doing it for the right reasons.