Sooner or later, every parent is going to be asked: “Mommy, may I have that King Shepherd puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents should consider if the clan is ready for a new dog, and even moreso a King Shepherd, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s leading provider of early childhood education.
While deciding “should the family get the King Shepherd” Bergen suggests that parents weigh the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the King Shepherd to the household prior to giving in to a kid’s wish. “The King Shepherd can teach kids responsibility and become a wonderful addition to your family-or it can become a chore,” she said. Bergen advises families think about the following before deciding:
Things to Consider Before Answering Should You Get The King Shepherd Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the King Shepherd? Families should come to an agreement beforehand who is to be the one responsible for bathing, walking, feeding and picking up behind the King Shepherd.
Do you have room for the King Shepherd, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a bird, a fish, or cat, instead of the King Shepherd. Check your library or online to find out more about King Shepherds to decide if another pet may be more appropriate for the family.
Being the owner of the King Shepherd is a big committment and can be expensive. The family must understand that they will have to forsake other activities to properly care for the King Shepherd. If this requirement turns out to be too daunting, you may suggest delaying until the child is old enough to help raise the King Shepherd.
Conclusion: Should You Get A King Shepherd
Bergen suggests the whole household meet the King Shepherd prior to deciding to take it home. Raising the King Shepherd is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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