Sooner or later, you are going to hear: “Daddy, can we get that Barbet puppy?”
Rather than avoid the question, parents should ponder whether or not the family is prepared for a new puppy, and even moreso a Barbet, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
When thinking about “should we get the Barbet” Bergen recommends that parents weigh the positives and negatives of adding the Barbet to the family before agreeing to a child’s wishes. “The Barbet can teach children about responsibility and be a great addition to the household-or it can be a burden,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen suggests you ponder the following before committing:
Questions to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The Barbet Puppy
Who is going to care for the Barbet? Households must agree beforehand who is to be the one responsible for bathing, feeding, walking and picking up after the Barbet.
Is there space for the Barbet, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a fish, a bird, or cat, rather than the Barbet. Check your local library or Internet to discover more about Barbets to determine if another breed may be more suited for the family.
Being the owner of the Barbet is time consuming and may be expensive. The family must understand that they will have to give up existing activities to spend time with the Barbet. If this requirement turns out to be too daunting, you should think about postponing until the child is old enough to help raise the Barbet.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Barbet
Bergen advises the entire family meet the Barbet before deciding whether to take it home. Raising the Barbet is a big commitment, so think carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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