Originally Posted by GusGus
I think this is a first i've heard this. Any cat I have had has been super easy. They just go off by themselves and I never had to worry. My dogs...I'm constantly having to watch them and worry about them and train them. haha
Not necessarily true! I have three cats and they are just as demanding for attention as my dogs. Granted I don't have to take them for walks or to obedience class but that whole mentality that cats are get it and forget it pets irks me. They need interaction and stimulation too.
To the op YES I have regretted getting a dog... I've got four right now and it's A LOT of work. My golden has had a ton of issues that's caused my husband and I a lot of stress and there were days when I wished I hadn't gotten him, thought about how much easier life would be without him. But I didn't throw him away, I worked on his behavioral issues, things are manageable now and I'm bonding more with him.
If you want a puppy just remember they are exhausting and a lot of work... I've felt with each of the puppies I've raised, what the heck have I done, lol?! That feeling eventually passed though... Maybe think about adopting an older mellow dog? Does your dog like other dogs, will they get jealous?
Not saying its a bad idea, I mean I do have four dogs myself! But we can't take vacations as often, higher vet bills, higher kenneling costs... If you take them places like parks or hiking can you take both?
They can enrich your life quite a bit though, I was worried about how my new GSD puppy would get along with my golden but they are BEST buddies and have so much fun together. It's been so wonderful that my golden can have a playmate now(my other two dogs are small breeds and they don't like to rough play) since he cannot go the dog parks or be around other dogs off leash.
Sorry I rambled a bit there, hope I made some sense!