Eventually, you are going to be asked: “Dad, can we get that Chinook puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents should consider if the clan is prepared for a puppy, and even moreso a Chinook, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
When considering “should you get the Chinook” Bergen advises that parents evaluate the pros and cons of bringing the Chinook to the household prior to agreeing to a child’s request. “The Chinook can teach our kids responsibility and become a fantastic addition to the household-or it can become a regret,” she said. Bergen recommends parents ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Ponder Before Deciding Should You Get The Chinook Puppy
Who will care for the Chinook? Families must come to an agreement in advance who will be the one responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and picking up behind the Chinook.
Do you have space for the Chinook, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the Chinook. Check at the library or online to discover more about Chinooks to determine if another breed may be more appropriate for your family.
Raising the Chinook is time consuming and may be expensive. Family members must realize that they may have to forego existing activities to spend time with the Chinook. If this prospect is too daunting, you should consider waiting until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Chinook.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Chinook
Bergen recommends the entire household meet the Chinook before deciding whether to take it home. Getting the Chinook is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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