Eventually, every parent is likely to be asked: “Daddy, can we get that Basenji puppy?”
Rather than avoid the question, parents are advised to ponder if the clan is prepared for a puppy, and even moreso a Basenji, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s leading provider of early childhood education.
While deciding “should we get the Basenji” Bergen advises that parents ascertain the positives and negatives of adding the Basenji to the family before acquiescing to a kid’s request. “The Basenji can teach children responsibility and be a pleasant addition to the family-or it can become a hassle,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen suggests you ponder the following before deciding:
Things to Ask Yourself Before Answering Should You Get The Basenji Puppy
Who is going to care for the Basenji? Households should come to an agreement in advance who will be the one responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the Basenji.
Is there space for the Basenji, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a fish, a bird, or cat, instead of the Basenji. Check the library or Internet to find out more about Basenjis to learn if another breed may be more suited for your household.
Rearing the Basenji is a big committment and not cheap. Your family has to know that they are required to give up current activities to spend time with the Basenji. If the idea seems too daunting, you may suggest postponing until the child is old enough to help care for the Basenji.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Basenji
Bergen recommends the whole household meet the Basenji before deciding whether to take it home. Raising the Basenji is a huge commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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