Sooner or later, you are going to hear: “Please, may I get that Groenendael puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents are advised to decide whether or not their family is ready for a dog, especially a Groenendael, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s leading provider of early childhood education.
When deciding “should you get the Groenendael” Bergen advises parents weigh the positives and negatives of adding the Groenendael to the household before giving in to a kid’s wishes. “The Groenendael can teach our kids about responsibility and be a welcome addition to a household-or it can become a hassle,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen advises parents ponder the following before committing:
Questions to Ponder Before Answering Should You Get The Groenendael Puppy
Who will care for the Groenendael? Households must agree beforehand who is to be the one in charge of feeding, walking, bathing and cleaning up after the Groenendael.
Is there an area for the Groenendael, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a bird, a cat, or fish, instead of the Groenendael. Check your library or online to discover more about Groenendaels to learn if another animal may be more suitable for your family.
Rearing the Groenendael is a big committment and not cheap. The family should understand that they will be expected to forsake other activities to properly care for the Groenendael. If that idea turns out to be too daunting, parents might suggest postponing until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Groenendael.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Groenendael
Bergen advises the whole household meet the Groenendael before deciding to take it home. Getting the Groenendael is a huge commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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