Eventually, every parent is going to hear: “Mommy, can I have that Armant puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents should ponder whether or not their family is ready for a new dog, and even moreso a Armant, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childhood care and education.
When asking yourself “should you get the Armant” Bergen suggests the parents weigh the positives and negatives of adding the Armant to the household before acquiescing to a child’s wish. “The Armant can teach kids responsibility and be a pleasant addition to the family-or it can become a hassle,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen recommends parents think about the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Armant Puppy
Who will care for the Armant? Parents and kids should come to an agreement in advance who is to be the one responsible for bathing, feeding, walking and cleaning up after the Armant.
Do you have room for the Armant, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the Armant. Check with the library or online to find out more about Armants to determine if another dog may be more appropriate for your family.
Rearing the Armant is time consuming and may be expensive. Your family should understand that they are expected to forsake current activities to spend time with the Armant. If the thought turns out to be too much of a committment, you might consider delaying until the child is old enough to help raise the Armant.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Armant
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the Armant in advance of deciding to take it home. Raising the Armant is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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