Sooner or later, every parent is going to be asked: “Please, may I get that Weimaraner puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents should decide if the clan is prepared for a puppy, and even moreso a Weimaraner, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childcare.
When considering “should the family get the Weimaraner” Bergen recommends the parents ascertain the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Weimaraner to the family prior to giving in to a child’s request. “The Weimaraner can teach your children responsibility and become a fantastic addition to the household-or it can become a regret,” she says. Bergen suggests parents ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Before Deciding Should You Get The Weimaraner Puppy
Who is going to care for the Weimaraner? Families must agree beforehand who will be the one responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the Weimaraner.
Is there space for the Weimaraner, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a cat, a fish , or bird, rather than the Weimaraner. Check the library or Internet to learn more about Weimaraners to determine if another dog may be more suited for the household.
Rearing the Weimaraner is time consuming and can be expensive. The family must understand that they may have to forego current activities to properly care for the Weimaraner. If that requirement turns out to be too daunting, you might want to suggest postponing until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Weimaraner.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Weimaraner
Bergen suggests the entire family meet the Weimaraner prior to deciding whether to take it home. Raising the Weimaraner is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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