Sooner or later, most parents are likely to hear: “Mommy, can we get that Mountain Cur puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents should consider whether or not their clan is ready for a puppy, and even moreso a Mountain Cur, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s foremost provider of early childcare.
While deciding “should we get the Mountain Cur” Bergen recommends the parents ascertain the positives and negatives of bringing the Mountain Cur to the household before giving in to a child’s wish. “The Mountain Cur can teach children about responsibility and be a pleasant addition to your household-or it can be a mistake,” she said. Bergen advises parents think about the following before committing:
Questions to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The Mountain Cur Puppy
Who is going to care for the Mountain Cur? Parents and kids must agree beforehand who will be the one responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and picking up behind the Mountain Cur.
Do you have space for the Mountain Cur, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a bird, a cat, or fish, instead of the Mountain Cur. Check the library or Internet to learn more about Mountain Curs to determine if another animal may be more appropriate for your family.
Owning the Mountain Cur is time consuming and may be expensive. Family members should know that they will be required to give up existing activities to spend time with the Mountain Cur. If that idea turns out to be too much of a committment, you might want to think about delaying until the child is old enough to help raise the Mountain Cur.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Mountain Cur
Bergen advises the whole household meet the Mountain Cur prior to deciding whether to take it home. Getting the Mountain Cur is a big commitment, so decide carefully before adopting one.
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