"Looking for a Puppy to adopt"
Yup, that is the most common line I hear when it comes to families looking to add a new addition to their home. Puppies sure are cute, there is no denying that at all; but the reasons why people often look to babies when bringing a dog into their home may stem from misconceptions about shelter dogs, and also misinformation that is often still spread by the animal rescue community itself.
One huge misconception is that all shelter/rescue dogs are behavioral nightmares.
While it is true that many dogs entering into shelters do need to have certain training issues addressed, most of those training issues originated from pet owners unable or unwilling to provide appropriate training for their dog as a, *You Guessed It* puppy.