dogs have been housetrained, no longer chew on household items,
no longer nip and "play bite," and have learned what "no" means.
Personality: An older dog is
fully grown in size, shape and personality so you will already
have a good idea about his/her energy level, barking behavior,
and socialization behavior.
Time: Older dogs do not require
the amount of time and attention that puppies or younger dogs
do. They are better able to cope with being left for longer
periods of time. They are happy to go for casual walks and live
quiet, uncomplicated lives.
There is an abundance of research that shows that animal
guardianship can help an individual to increase exercise,
decrease blood pressure and ultimately reduce stress!