Sooner or later, most parents are likely to hear: “Please, can we get that American Bulldog puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents are advised to decide whether the family is ready for a dog, especially a American Bulldog, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s foremost provider of early childhood education and care.
While deciding “should the family get the American Bulldog” Bergen recommends that parents weigh the benefits and drawbacks of adding the American Bulldog to the family prior to agreeing to a child’s request. “The American Bulldog can teach our kids responsibility and be a pleasant addition to the household-or it can become a chore,” she said. Bergen suggests you consider the following before deciding:
Questions to Ponder Before Deciding Should You Get The American Bulldog Puppy
Who will care for the American Bulldog? Parents and children must come to an agreement beforehand who will be the one in charge of bathing, feeding, walking and cleaning up behind the American Bulldog.
Do you have space for the American Bulldog, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a cat, a fish , or bird, rather than the American Bulldog. Check your local library or Internet to discover more about American Bulldogs to determine if another dog may be more suited for the household.
Raising the American Bulldog is a big committment and can be expensive. The family has to know that they will have to give up existing activities to spend time with the American Bulldog. If that requirement is too much of a committment, you should suggest waiting until the child is old enough to help care for the American Bulldog.
Conclusion: Should You Get A American Bulldog
Bergen advises the entire family meet the American Bulldog prior to deciding whether to take it home. Rearing the American Bulldog is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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