Sooner or later, you are likely to be asked: “Please, can we get that Hovawart puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents are advised to consider if the family is prepared for a puppy, and even moreso a Hovawart, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
While considering “should the family get the Hovawart” Bergen recommends that parents ascertain the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Hovawart to the household prior to agreeing to a kid’s request. “The Hovawart can teach children responsibility and become a fantastic addition to the family-or it can be a mistake,” she said. Bergen recommends you think about the following before committing:
Questions to Consider Before Deciding Should You Get The Hovawart Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Hovawart? Families must come to an agreement beforehand who will be the one responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and picking up behind the Hovawart.
Is there space for the Hovawart, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a fish, a bird, or cat, rather than the Hovawart. Check your library or Internet to find out more about Hovawarts to determine if another breed may be more suited for the household.
Raising the Hovawart is a big committment and not cheap. Family members has to understand that they will be required to forego current activities to properly care for the Hovawart. If this prospect turns out to be too daunting, you might want to think about delaying until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Hovawart.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Hovawart
Bergen suggests the entire household meet the Hovawart before agreeing to take it home. Owning the Hovawart is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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