“Part of the problem today is all the online buying – there isn’t a reputable breeder who makes a sale online. Sure, great breeders may have wonderful websites to promote their dogs – but they don’t sell them just like that online. Do homework. A lot more research goes into purchasing a new car, compared to buying a dog.” – Kelly Gorman Dunbar, trainer, founder of dogstardaily.com. From USA Weekend, Dec. 23-25, 2011, by Steve Dale.
Fifth in these pet peeves by well known trainers from the Sunday news magazine – thought that they were worth re-sharing. Kelly strikes a chord for me – there are many things that purchasing online is a great convenience and service, but never a living creature. To bring a companion animal into your family requires some thought and a personal approach.