Are you well-equipped and informed to handle age related and medical issues?
Like people of any age, a dog in his golden years will have health problems. As his provider, you need to know about and be ready to deal with the health problems that come with an old dog and the costs that come with keeping him healthy.
Large breed dogs often have trouble moving around as they get older, and medium and small breed dogs also have the same kind of long-term problems. Make sure you know how to take care of and schedule the dog you want to get before you get one.
Will you be able to rectify undesirable behaviour with patience?
Adult dogs have personalities and behaviors before meeting you. If the dog's previous owners or rescue shelter ignored its bad habits like garbage eating or excessive barking, you must change them.
Are you emotionally ready for this joyous but short ride?
Remember that a senior friend's prime is over when you bring him home. Though brief, you'll appreciate this relationship. A mature adult dog, say 6 or 7 years old, can survive another 6-7 years but needs frequent care.
Can you undo the bad training?
An aging dog may learn new tricks, but changing its behavior is difficult. As a new parent, you must accept an adult dog's past. When persuaded into changing old patterns.
How to deal with the authority issues when it comes to senior dogs?
Adult dogs are used to being pets and follow their human parents, but remember that despite your best intentions and love for the dog, you are still a new person in his/her life and it may take time to adjust.