Sooner or later, most parents are going to be asked: “Mommy, can we get that Pointer puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents are advised to decide if their family is ready for a new puppy, especially a Pointer, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
When pondering “should we get the Pointer” Bergen suggests that parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of bringing the Pointer to the family before giving in to a child’s request. “The Pointer can teach your kids responsibility and be a fantastic addition to your household-or it can become a mistake,” she said. Bergen suggests you consider the following before deciding:
Things to Ask Yourself Before Answering Should You Get The Pointer Puppy
Who is going to care for the Pointer? Families should agree beforehand who will be in charge of feeding, walking, bathing and picking up behind the Pointer.
Is there an area for the Pointer, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, instead of the Pointer. Check your local library or Internet to learn more about Pointers to learn if another pet may be more suited for your family.
Being the owner of the Pointer is a big committment and can be expensive. Your family must understand that they are required to forego other activities to properly care for the Pointer. If that requirement turns out to be too daunting, you may think about postponing until the child is old enough to help raise the Pointer.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Pointer
Bergen recommends the entire family meet the Pointer before deciding whether to take it home. Owning the Pointer is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before adopting one.
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