Puppies need lots of time and attention. Hourly bathroom breaks during house training, feedings three or four times a day, intensive socialization, and more...by the time you add it all up, you may wonder if you should have saved yourself some time and just had a baby instead.
Take longer to housetrain then a few weeks. Puppies can get the hang of housetraining within a few weeks but total housetraining takes months. Even then, they still aren't very good at holding it, and you'll be cleaning up messes for a while. Adult dogs, on the other hand, have much better control. Smaller breeds take longer.
Wake you up at night. A young puppy who's used to sleeping with littermates will cry and whine during the first nights alone in her new home. And pups younger than about four months need a moonlit bathroom run until they're big enough to make it through the night.
Are destructive. During teething most puppies turn into chewing machines. This means you'll always need to keep an eye on your pup and put away anything you don't want to wind up in a million infinitesimal pieces. No more kicking off your shoes when you come through the door!
May not be a good match for a family with young kids. Many parents find out too late that this isn't the time to bring home another small creature that wakes you up at night and pees on the floor.
Can turn out different than you expected. You don't know what a toddler's going to be like when he's grows up, and it's the same with a puppy.
Don't make good jogging partners. The impact of running on hard pavement can damage a pup's growing body, so if you're looking for a running buddy, you'll have to wait about a year until his joints are fully formed.
End note: If you've read through all this and still want a puppy, go for it. You're already more informed than most new puppy parents.
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