Hello dog people. I normally hang out in cat chat but I'm after a few words of wisdom about dogs. I'm rather dog broody at the moment but the reality is that I'm unlikely to become a dog owner any time soon for several reasons (possibly not ever). However, you never know what's around the corner and sometimes once a desire is there, a way is eventually found. Thinking about dogs has made me realise that I know a fair bit about cat behaviour, health and nutrition but very little about dogs. I had a dog as a child (we're talking 70s and 80s here) and family members have had dogs over the years but I don't have any family members or close friends with dogs now. So I'd really like to educate myself a bit. Can anyone point me towards information (websites, books, magazines) about dogs that might help me become a bit more knowledgeable? In addition to hanging out here. I'm not sure I'd even know what to feed a dog. My cats are raw fed. Is raw good for dogs? When we had our family dog, Barbara Woodhouse was a household name and we had to buy a dog licence (37p iirc). I'm guessing things have moved on since then (I do know that you no longer buy a dog licence!). It's way too early in the day to be seriously thinking about what sort of dog would suit me, but it is fun looking at dogs and I would appreciate some input. There are 2 important considerations. 1 is my 2 cats - they are largely unproven around dogs although 1 was raised alongside a dog. This could be a deal breaker as it wouldn't be fair to make them put up with a dog they hated as they were here first. Would it be easiest to get a rescue dog that was proven around cats or a puppy? The 2nd big thing is that I'm disabled and use a wheelchair or mobility scooter at all times outside so I would want to be able to train a dog to walk alongside. Is that doable? I love being outside and love going for "walks" in the park or nearby woods and would anticipate being able to spend a reasonable amount of time walking a dog. I'd aim to spend some time training or participating in sports/games/fun activities on an ongoing basis as I think that would be fun to do. Obviously as a first time dog owner I'd be looking at breeds suitable for beginners. My childhood dog was a cocker spaniel and I do love spaniels. Does it sound as though a cocker spaniel would be a good fit, given the limited information I've provided?