Eventually, every parent is going to hear: “Dad, can I get that Hokkaido puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents are advised to ponder whether their clan is prepared for a dog, especially a Hokkaido, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
When considering “should the family get the Hokkaido” Bergen recommends parents ascertain the plusses and minuses of adding the Hokkaido to the household before giving in to a child’s wishes. “The Hokkaido can teach children about responsibility and be a fantastic addition to your household-or it can be a mistake,” she says. Bergen advises you ponder the following before committing:
Things to Ponder Before Deciding Should You Get The Hokkaido Puppy
Who is going to care for the Hokkaido? Households should agree beforehand who is to be the one responsible for bathing, feeding, walking and picking up after the Hokkaido.
Do you have room for the Hokkaido, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a fish, a cat, or bird, instead of the Hokkaido. Check your library or online to find out more about Hokkaidos to decide if another breed may be more suited for your family.
Being the owner of the Hokkaido is a big committment and not cheap. Family members has to understand that they will be expected to forsake current activities to spend time with the Hokkaido. If the idea is too much of a committment, you may consider postponing until the child is committed enough to help care for the Hokkaido.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Hokkaido
Bergen recommends the entire family meet the Hokkaido in advance of deciding to take it home. Getting the Hokkaido is a big commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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