Puppy buyers beware!
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When buying a puppy, it's very important to know what conditions it has been exposed to in the first months of it's life. Dogs, like humans, are imprinted by their earliest experiences. When buying from a pet store, find the supplier of the puppies and how they were transported to the store. Most stores that "stock" puppies buy from puppy mills, and they're transported in cages in a tractor trailer. Temperature controlled? Nope, it's just livestock to them. Many have emotional or aggression issues due to inbreeding or lack of socialization from being kept in an unnatural environment. Buying from a local breeder does not guarantee a humanely raised dog, unless you visit the the facility to observe the conditions personally. Puppy mills and the pet stores that market their "products" could not stay in business without the publics support. It's the responsibility of the consumer to purchase from a humane breeder, or better yet,support your local shelter. There is no shortage of stable and loving canines in need of the same from humans. To Quote Ghandi: "The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated."
"For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of their senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear." Henry Beston