Eventually, every parent is likely to hear: “Please, can I have that Great Dane puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents should think about whether or not their family is ready for a dog, especially a Great Dane, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s leading provider of early childcare.
While thinking about “should we get the Great Dane” Bergen recommends parents ascertain the pros and cons of adding the Great Dane to the household before giving in to a kid’s wishes. “The Great Dane can teach kids responsibility and become a pleasant addition to the family-or it can become a burden,” she has said. Bergen advises parents ponder the following before committing:
Questions to Ask Before Deciding Should You Get The Great Dane Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Great Dane? Parents and kids must come to an agreement in advance who is to be the one in charge of feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the Great Dane.
Do you have space for the Great Dane, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a cat, a fish , or bird, rather than the Great Dane. Check the library or Internet to learn more about Great Danes to decide if another breed may be more suited for your household.
Being the owner of the Great Dane is time consuming and not cheap. Family members should understand that they will be required to forego current activities to spend time with the Great Dane. If the prospect seems too much of a committment, you should suggest waiting until the child is committed enough to help care for the Great Dane.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Great Dane
Bergen advises the entire household meet the Great Dane in advance of deciding to take it home. Raising the Great Dane is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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