Eventually, every parent is likely to be asked: “Mom, may I get that Flat-Coated Retriever puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents are advised to consider if their clan is ready for a dog, and even moreso a Flat-Coated Retriever, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
While pondering “should we get the Flat-Coated Retriever” Bergen recommends parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of bringing the Flat-Coated Retriever to the family before giving in to a child’s wish. “The Flat-Coated Retriever can teach our children about responsibility and be a welcome addition to your household-or it can be a mistake,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen recommends parents consider the following before committing:
Questions to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The Flat-Coated Retriever Puppy
Who is going to care for the Flat-Coated Retriever? Parents and children must come to an agreement beforehand who will be the one in charge of bathing, feeding, walking and cleaning up after the Flat-Coated Retriever.
Do you have room for the Flat-Coated Retriever, or does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a fish, a bird, or cat, instead of the Flat-Coated Retriever. Check at the library or Internet to find out more about Flat-Coated Retrievers to learn if another breed may be more appropriate for the household.
Raising the Flat-Coated Retriever is time consuming and not cheap. Your family has to understand that they will have to give up existing activities to spend time with the Flat-Coated Retriever. If that thought seems too much of a committment, you might consider waiting until the child is old enough to help raise the Flat-Coated Retriever.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Flat-Coated Retriever
Bergen suggests the entire family meet the Flat-Coated Retriever before deciding whether to take it home. Raising the Flat-Coated Retriever is a big commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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