Sooner or later, most parents are likely to hear: “Daddy, can I get that Samoyed puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents should consider if the family is prepared for a dog, especially a Samoyed, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s foremost provider of early childcare.
While pondering “should you get the Samoyed” Bergen advises that parents weigh the plusses and minuses of adding the Samoyed to the household prior to giving in to a kid’s wishes. “The Samoyed can teach our children responsibility and be a fantastic addition to your family-or it can be a regret,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen suggests you ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Samoyed Puppy
Who is going to care for the Samoyed? Families should come to an agreement beforehand who will be the one in charge of walking feeding, bathing and cleaning up after the Samoyed.
Is there space for the Samoyed, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a fish, a bird, or cat, rather than the Samoyed. Check with the library or online to learn more about Samoyeds to determine if another pet may be more appropriate for your family.
Raising the Samoyed is a big committment and can be expensive. Family members has to understand that they may have to give up current activities to properly care for the Samoyed. If the idea is too daunting, parents might think about postponing until the child is responsible enough to help care for the Samoyed.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Samoyed
Bergen advises the entire household meet the Samoyed before agreeing to take it home. Raising the Samoyed is a big commitment, so decide carefully before adopting one.
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