Housetrained - Older dogs are
housetrained. You won't have to go through the difficult stage(s) of teaching a puppy
house manners and mopping/cleaning up after accidents.
Won't chew inappropriate items - Older dogs are not teething
puppies, and won't chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.
Focus to learn - Older dogs can focus well
because they've mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.
Know what "no" means - Older
dogs have learned what "no" means. If they hadn't learned it, they wouldn't have
gotten to be "older" dogs.
Settle in with the "pack" -
Older dogs settle in easily, because they've learned what it takes to get along with
others and become part of a pack.
Good at giving love - Older dogs are good
at giving love, once they get into their new, loving home. They are grateful for the
second chance they've been given.
What You See Is What You Get - Unlike
puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies can grow up to be
quite different from what they seemed at first.
Instant companions - Older dogs are
instant companions -- ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do.
Time for yourself - Older dogs leave you
time for yourself, because they don't make the kinds of demands on your time and attention
that puppies and young dogs do.
A good night's sleep - Older dogs let you
get a good night's sleep because they're accustomed to human schedules and don't need
nighttime feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks.