Sooner or later, most parents are going to hear: “Mommy, can we get that Affenpinscher puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents should consider if the family is prepared for a new dog, especially a Affenpinscher, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s foremost provider of early childcare.
When pondering “should we get the Affenpinscher” Bergen advises parents weigh the pros and cons of adding the Affenpinscher to the household before agreeing to a kid’s request. “The Affenpinscher can teach our kids responsibility and be a pleasant addition to your family-or it can be a chore,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen advises you think about the following before deciding:
Things to Ponder Before Deciding Should You Get The Affenpinscher Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Affenpinscher? Parents and kids should come to an agreement in advance who will be responsible for walking feeding, bathing and picking up after the Affenpinscher.
Do you have space for the Affenpinscher, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a bird, a fish, or cat, rather than the Affenpinscher. Check your library or online to discover more about Affenpinschers to decide if another dog may be more suitable for your family.
Being the owner of the Affenpinscher is a big committment and not cheap. Family members should realize that they are required to give up current activities to properly care for the Affenpinscher. If that thought is too daunting, you should suggest postponing until the child is old enough to help raise the Affenpinscher.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Affenpinscher
Bergen advises the whole household meet the Affenpinscher prior to agreeing to take it home. Owning the Affenpinscher is a big commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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