01/27/2015 04:27 am ET Updated Jan 27, 2015

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting A Dog

Tudor Costache

Dogs are called "man's best friend" for a reason. They are often the first ones to greet you after a long day and the last ones to think that you could possibly have any flaws. But before rushing out to pick up a new furry companion, there are some important things to consider. From finding a kid-friendly canine to budgeting for veterinarian visits, our dog expert and TODAY Facebook fans are dishing out what you need to know before getting a dog.

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