Sooner or later, most parents are likely to hear: “Dad, can we get that Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents should think about whether or not their clan is ready for a dog, and even moreso a Rhodesian Ridgeback, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s leading provider of early childcare.
When deciding “should the family get the Rhodesian Ridgeback” Bergen suggests parents evaluate the pros and cons of bringing the Rhodesian Ridgeback to the household prior to agreeing to a kid’s wishes. “The Rhodesian Ridgeback can teach children about responsibility and become a welcome addition to a household-or it can be a chore,” she said. Bergen advises you consider the following before committing:
Questions to Ask Before Deciding Should You Get The Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy
Who is going to care for the Rhodesian Ridgeback? Households must come to an agreement in advance who is to be the one responsible for bathing, walking, feeding and cleaning up after the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Do you have space for the Rhodesian Ridgeback, or does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a fish, a bird, or cat, instead of the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Check your local library or online to discover more about Rhodesian Ridgebacks to learn if another animal may be more suitable for the household.
Raising the Rhodesian Ridgeback is time consuming and can be expensive. Your family must know that they may have to give up other activities to spend time with the Rhodesian Ridgeback. If that idea seems too daunting, you may want to think about delaying until the child is responsible enough to help care for the Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Rhodesian Ridgeback
Bergen recommends the whole household meet the Rhodesian Ridgeback prior to deciding to take it home. Owning the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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