Sooner or later, every parent is going to be asked: “Mom, can we get that White Shepherd puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents are advised to think about whether or not their family is ready for a dog, especially a White Shepherd, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childhood education.
When thinking about “should we get the White Shepherd” Bergen suggests the parents ascertain the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the White Shepherd to the family before acquiescing to a child’s request. “The White Shepherd can teach your kids about responsibility and be a wonderful addition to the family-or it can become a chore,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen advises families ponder the following before deciding:
Things to Think About Before Answering Should You Get The White Shepherd Puppy
Who is going to care for the White Shepherd? Families should agree beforehand who will be the one responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and picking up after the White Shepherd.
Is there space for the White Shepherd, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in townhouses or apartments may prefer a bird, a cat, or fish, rather than the White Shepherd. Check at the library or online to discover more about White Shepherds to decide if another pet may be more appropriate for your family.
Rearing the White Shepherd is time consuming and can be expensive. The family must realize that they may have to forego other activities to spend time with the White Shepherd. If the idea is too much of a committment, you might consider waiting until the child is responsible enough to help care for the White Shepherd.
Conclusion: Should You Get A White Shepherd
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the White Shepherd prior to committing to take it home. Raising the White Shepherd is a huge commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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