It has been 9 years since our Bullmastiff passed and we have finally decided to add a new dog to our family. In those 9 years we have moved from Auckland to Melbourne to Sydney and now Newcastle, and are finally settling. The wife works from home as do I for 3 days a week with no more of the interstate travel that I was doing for 2 weeks in a month which prevented us from being able to get a dog earlier. We are very much dog people so it has been very hard over 9 years not having one, but we had managed to supplement our dog loving tendencies through volunteering with the RSPCA and with local council initiatives assisting elderly with walking and caring of their dogs. Over the last 9 years my wife has had to put up with me pointing out every dog we see. She was starting to tire of it. I don't have to do that anymore cause I'll have one of my own.
I have been looking at all of the things I would like to do with this new addition and the first stop will be training. We are located not too far from the Hillsborough Dog Showground in Warners Bay so will be making enquiries there. If any Newcastle people have any tips regarding where to by the right food plus everything else owning a new large breed dog entails please let me know. I totally forgot to say we decided on a Cane Corso.