Eventually, you are likely to be asked: “Mom, can I get that Afghan Hound puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents should consider if their clan is ready for a new puppy, and even moreso a Afghan Hound, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childhood care and education.
While thinking about “should the family get the Afghan Hound” Bergen recommends the parents weigh the pros and cons of adding the Afghan Hound to the family before acquiescing to a child’s wishes. “The Afghan Hound can teach your kids about responsibility and become a great addition to a family-or it can become a hassle,” she said. Bergen recommends you think about the following before committing:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Afghan Hound Puppy
Who is going to care for the Afghan Hound? Families should agree beforehand who is to be in charge of feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up after the Afghan Hound.
Is there an area for the Afghan Hound, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a fish, a cat, or bird, rather than the Afghan Hound. Check your library or Internet to discover more about Afghan Hounds to learn if another breed may be more suited for the family.
Being the owner of the Afghan Hound is time consuming and not cheap. Family members must understand that they are required to give up existing activities to spend time with the Afghan Hound. If the requirement seems too much of a committment, you may think about delaying until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Afghan Hound.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Afghan Hound
Bergen suggests the whole household meet the Afghan Hound in advance of agreeing to take it home. Owning the Afghan Hound is a huge commitment, so decide carefully before adopting one.
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