Eventually, every parent is going to be asked: “Please, can I get that Azawakh puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents should consider if their family is prepared for a dog, especially a Azawakh, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood education.
When considering “should the family get the Azawakh” Bergen advises parents ascertain the benefits and drawbacks of adding the Azawakh to the family prior to giving in to a child’s wish. “The Azawakh can teach our kids responsibility and become a welcome addition to a household-or it can be a hassle,” she has said. Bergen advises you consider the following before committing:
Things to Consider Before Answering Should You Get The Azawakh Puppy
Who is going to care for the Azawakh? Households must agree in advance who is to be responsible for bathing, walking, feeding and picking up after the Azawakh.
Do you have space for the Azawakh, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the Azawakh. Check your local library or online to learn more about Azawakhs to decide if another breed may be more appropriate for the family.
Raising the Azawakh is a big committment and can be expensive. The family must realize that they may have to give up other activities to properly care for the Azawakh. If this prospect seems too daunting, parents should suggest delaying until the child is committed enough to help raise the Azawakh.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Azawakh
Bergen advises the entire household meet the Azawakh prior to committing to take it home. Owning the Azawakh is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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