Sooner or later, every parent is likely to be asked: “Please, can I get that Beagle puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents should ponder whether their family is prepared for a new puppy, especially a Beagle, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
When pondering “should you get the Beagle” Bergen suggests that parents evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Beagle to the family prior to acquiescing to a child’s wishes. “The Beagle can teach kids about responsibility and be a wonderful addition to the household-or it can become a burden,” she says. Bergen suggests you consider the following before deciding:
Things to Ponder Before Answering Should You Get The Beagle Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Beagle? Families must agree in advance who is to be the one in charge of walking feeding, bathing and cleaning up behind the Beagle.
Is there space for the Beagle, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a bird, a cat, or fish, rather than the Beagle. Check your library or online to learn more about Beagles to determine if another dog may be more appropriate for the household.
Rearing the Beagle is a big committment and can be expensive. Your family should realize that they may have to forego current activities to spend time with the Beagle. If the thought turns out to be too daunting, you might think about waiting until the child is responsible enough to help care for the Beagle.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Beagle
Bergen suggests the entire household meet the Beagle before agreeing to take it home. Raising the Beagle is a big commitment, so decide carefully before adopting one.
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