Sooner or later, you are going to hear: “Mom, may I have that Norfolk Terrier puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents should decide if their family is ready for a new puppy, especially a Norfolk Terrier, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
While deciding “should we get the Norfolk Terrier” Bergen advises that parents weigh the plusses and minuses of adding the Norfolk Terrier to the household prior to giving in to a kid’s request. “The Norfolk Terrier can teach your kids about responsibility and be a wonderful addition to the household-or it can become a mistake,” she has said. Bergen suggests you ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Norfolk Terrier Puppy
Who is going to care for the Norfolk Terrier? Families must agree beforehand who is to be the one in charge of feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the Norfolk Terrier.
Do you have room for the Norfolk Terrier, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a cat, a bird or fish, instead of the Norfolk Terrier. Check with the library or Internet to find out more about Norfolk Terriers to decide if another animal may be more appropriate for the household.
Being the owner of the Norfolk Terrier is a big committment and may be expensive. Family members has to understand that they are expected to forego existing activities to properly care for the Norfolk Terrier. If that prospect turns out to be too daunting, you might think about delaying until the child is committed enough to help care for the Norfolk Terrier.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Norfolk Terrier
Bergen recommends the entire household meet the Norfolk Terrier before agreeing to take it home. Owning the Norfolk Terrier is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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