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  • Writer's pictureDenise Helmuth

Lifestyle and Major Considerations Before Adopting a Puppy

Big Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting a Mini Bernedoodle Puppy


Adopting a Mini Bernedoodle is an exciting and rewarding journey, but it's essential to evaluate your lifestyle and ensure it aligns with the needs of your new furry family member. Here are some crucial lifestyle factors to consider:


1. Activity Level:

Tiny Bernedoodles are known for their energy and playfulness. They thrive on daily exercise and mental stimulation. Before adopting one, assess your own activity level and make sure you can provide them with the exercise they require. Long walks, playtime, and interactive toys are essential to keep them happy and healthy.


2. Space Availability:

Consider the size of your living space. While Tiny Bernedoodles are smaller than their standard counterparts, they still appreciate room to move around. Make sure your home is spacious enough to accommodate your pup comfortably.


3. Time Commitment:

Puppies, including Tiny Bernedoodles, demand a lot of time and attention. Training, socialization, feeding, grooming, and exercise all require your presence. If you have a busy lifestyle or frequently travel, think about whether you can dedicate enough time to your pup's needs. Thankfully most of our Tiny's stay under the 25lb mark so if you decide you can bring them with you, they may stay small enough to fly in cabin with you. Check your favorite airline's pet rules to be sure.


4. Allergies:

While Tiny Bernedoodles are often considered hypoallergenic due to their Poodle lineage, it's crucial to consider any allergies within your household. Spend time with a Bernedoodle before adopting to ensure no allergic reactions occur. Or you may also request to come visit us in Central Texas. If we find that there is an issue due to allergies we will return your deposit. We have had quite a few families with allergies adopt our Choice Bernedoodle Tiny and Mini F1B Bernedoodle puppies. There were only a couple times it didn't work out. So although there is a slim chance of getting allergies, it is still possible.


5. Financial Responsibility:

Owning a dog comes with financial responsibilities. Budget for expenses such as food, grooming, veterinary care, training, and unexpected medical bills. Make sure you can provide for your Tiny Bernedoodle's needs throughout their life.


6. Training and Socialization:

Puppies require consistent training and socialization to become well-adjusted adults. Are you prepared to invest time and effort into training and exposing your Tiny Bernedoodle to different people, animals, and environments?


7. Long-Term Commitment:

Remember that adopting a Tiny Bernedoodle is a long-term commitment. These dogs can live 12-18 years. Be sure you're ready for a lasting relationship filled with love and care.


8. Family Dynamics:

Consider how a new puppy will fit into your family dynamics. Discuss responsibilities and roles with family members to ensure everyone is on the same page regarding pet care.


9. Travel Plans:

If you travel frequently, think about how your Tiny Bernedoodle will fit into your travel plans. Will you take them with you, arrange for a pet sitter, or use boarding services? If you live near Central Texas, and our schedule permits, we are always glad to board your puppy for a small fee. We love seeing our past pups grown.


10. Existing Pets:

If you have other pets, consider how they will react to a new puppy. Proper introductions and monitoring are essential to ensure harmony in your household.


11. Future Changes:

Anticipate any significant life changes, such as moving, changing jobs, or expanding your family, and consider how they may impact your ability to care for your Tiny Bernedoodle.

By carefully evaluating these lifestyle factors and making the necessary adjustments, you can create an environment where your Tiny Bernedoodle thrives and becomes an integral part of your family. Remember, the love and companionship they offer in return are immeasurable, making the effort well worth it.


Still interested? Check out our next blog covering other thoughts to consider before you bring home a PUPPY.

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