Puppies are a big undertaking. They’re basically a stepping stone into parenthood and require a ton of responsibility and commitment. They’re also very cute and irresistible. There are so many pups out there that need adopting and the temptation to make an Instagram account in your dog’s name is damn near overwhelming. Nevertheless, it’s a big choice to decide you’re ready to take on a fur baby.
But say you reach that verdict: you’re ready! Usually, there’s another (if not multiple) people involved in that decision, typically a significant other. When you live with someone else, a puppy becomes their puppy, too, so you’ll need a convincing tactic to get them on board. You don’t really care if they’re prepared for a puppy, because you are, so all you really need to do is wear them down enough that they crack and give in.
So, if you and your live-in S/O are squabbling over the possibility of being dog owners, take these steps to find a way through to their cold, bitter hearts.