Sooner or later, most parents are going to hear: “Please, can we get that Schapendoes puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents should think about whether or not the family is ready for a puppy, and even moreso a Schapendoes, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
When thinking about “should you get the Schapendoes” Bergen advises that parents evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Schapendoes to the household before giving in to a kid’s wishes. “The Schapendoes can teach our kids about responsibility and become a pleasant addition to a household-or it can be a mistake,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen suggests parents ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Answering Should You Get The Schapendoes Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Schapendoes? Households must agree in advance who will be the one responsible for walking feeding, bathing and cleaning up after the Schapendoes.
Is there space for the Schapendoes, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a fish, a cat, or bird, instead of the Schapendoes. Check your library or online to find out more about Schapendoess to decide if another dog may be more suited for your family.
Being the owner of the Schapendoes is time consuming and may be expensive. Family members should realize that they may have to give up current activities to spend time with the Schapendoes. If the thought turns out to be too daunting, you might want to consider delaying until the child is old enough to help raise the Schapendoes.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Schapendoes
Bergen recommends the whole household meet the Schapendoes in advance of committing to take it home. Owning the Schapendoes is a huge commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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