Owning a dog can be a rewarding experience. Dogs offer us companionship and lifelong friendship, as well as endless entertainment with their antics. Owning a dog is a serious responsibility and you should think about it thoroughly before you bring a pooch into your home.
One of the first things to consider is what age of a dog you feel comfortable with bringing home. Will you have the time to house break a young puppy? If you would rather not deal with that aspect of dog training, perhaps you should consider adopting an older dog. There are plenty of older dogs to be found at your local humane society or animal shelter.