Sooner or later, you are likely to hear: “Please, may I get that Pug puppy?”
Rather than avoid the question, parents should consider whether the clan is prepared for a puppy, and even moreso a Pug, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education and care.
While thinking about “should you get the Pug” Bergen suggests parents weigh the positives and negatives of bringing the Pug to the household before giving in to a kid’s request. “The Pug can teach your kids responsibility and become a wonderful addition to your household-or it can be a regret,” she says. Bergen suggests parents think about the following before committing:
Things to Think About Before Answering Should You Get The Pug Puppy
Who will care for the Pug? Families should agree beforehand who will be the one in charge of walking feeding, bathing and picking up behind the Pug.
Do you have space for the Pug, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the Pug. Check with the library or online to find out more about Pugs to learn if another animal may be more suited for the family.
Raising the Pug is time consuming and can be expensive. The family should understand that they may have to forego other activities to spend time with the Pug. If that thought seems too much of a committment, parents may consider delaying until the child is old enough to help raise the Pug.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Pug
Bergen suggests the whole family meet the Pug before agreeing to take it home. Owning the Pug is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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