I hear you and agree.
I have seen too many young couples get a puppy early on in the marriage. Then they have a baby shortly thereafter and the dog is pushed way to the side and ignored. It's like the puppy is a training aid for the baby to come and when the baby does arrive the training aid is tossed aside.
Dogs are indeed huge commitment and it irks me when people don't take that commitment seriously.
Linus van Pelt Haus Juris CGC. My Sweet Babboo, born March 17, 2014.
Madeline Ronan Heart (Maddie) Dec 1997 -- November 22, 2013 Rescue GSD, Sable