Sooner or later, most parents are likely to be asked: “Mom, can I have that Bloodhound puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents are advised to consider if the clan is prepared for a new puppy, and even moreso a Bloodhound, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
While deciding “should we get the Bloodhound” Bergen recommends that parents ascertain the plusses and minuses of bringing the Bloodhound to the household before giving in to a kid’s wishes. “The Bloodhound can teach your kids about responsibility and be a great addition to your household-or it can become a mistake,” she says. Bergen advises families ponder the following before deciding:
Things to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The Bloodhound Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Bloodhound? Households must come to an agreement beforehand who is to be responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and picking up after the Bloodhound.
Is there space for the Bloodhound, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the Bloodhound. Check with the library or Internet to find out more about Bloodhounds to decide if another animal may be more appropriate for your family.
Rearing the Bloodhound is time consuming and can be expensive. Family members must understand that they will be required to forego existing activities to properly care for the Bloodhound. If that thought is too much of a committment, parents may want to suggest delaying until the child is old enough to help raise the Bloodhound.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Bloodhound
Bergen advises the entire family meet the Bloodhound before deciding to take it home. Rearing the Bloodhound is a big commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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