By InStyle Staff
Oct 30, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

Puppies: They're cuddly, cute, and playful. They're also a lot of responsibility, and often, in ways you never anticipated. (Forget those long leisurely brunches—not when there's a dog that needs to be walked, lest he relieve himself all over your carpet!)

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In this week's #AskKat, our advice columnist Katherine Schwarzenegger shares with InStyle reader Melissa the lessons she learned from adopting her dog Maverick. "What you really need to know is that once you get a dog, your life will never be the same, in a good way and also in a more challenging, need-to-plan-it-out way," she says.

So what, exactly, should you expect? Watch the video above to find out!

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Have your own question for Kat? Ask it now on InStyle’s Facebook page, or on Twitter by tagging @KSchwarzenegger and @InStyle using the hashtag #AskKat!

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