Eventually, most parents are likely to hear: “Mom, may I have that Boerboel puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents are advised to think about if their clan is ready for a dog, and even moreso a Boerboel, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s foremost provider of early childcare.
While considering “should we get the Boerboel” Bergen advises parents weigh the pros and cons of bringing the Boerboel to the family before agreeing to a child’s request. “The Boerboel can teach children about responsibility and become a great addition to the family-or it can become a mistake,” she said. Bergen advises you consider the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Answering Should You Get The Boerboel Puppy
Who is going to care for the Boerboel? Parents and kids must come to an agreement beforehand who will be the one responsible for bathing, walking, feeding and picking up after the Boerboel.
Is there an area for the Boerboel, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a fish, a cat, or bird, instead of the Boerboel. Check the library or Internet to find out more about Boerboels to determine if another pet may be more suited for the household.
Owning the Boerboel is a big committment and not cheap. Your family has to understand that they may have to give up current activities to spend time with the Boerboel. If the idea seems too daunting, parents should consider delaying until the child is old enough to help raise the Boerboel.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Boerboel
Bergen recommends the entire family meet the Boerboel prior to deciding to take it home. Getting the Boerboel is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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