A new puppy is an exciting thing but it's important that you don't make an emotional choice but rather choose one that will be fit, healthy and work in with your family and lifestyle.
Jordan Coulson, canine behavior specialist and trainer, joins Wendyl Nissen with some tips for choosing the right puppy.
Mr Coulson takes a look at the things to consider if you are thinking about adopting a rescue dog, what you can expect in the first year with your puppy and ways to entertain your dog.
He also takes a look at the daily requirements your new dog will have and how to choose parks and doggie daycare.
Listen to the full interview with Jordan Coulson above.
The Long Lunch with Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.