Eventually, most parents are likely to be asked: “Daddy, may I have that Saluki puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents are advised to decide whether their family is ready for a new dog, and even moreso a Saluki, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood education.
When deciding “should you get the Saluki” Bergen recommends that parents weigh the plusses and minuses of adding the Saluki to the household before giving in to a kid’s wish. “The Saluki can teach our children about responsibility and become a wonderful addition to the household-or it can become a chore,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen advises families ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Answering Should You Get The Saluki Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Saluki? Families must agree beforehand who will be responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the Saluki.
Do you have an area for the Saluki, or does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a bird, a cat, or fish, instead of the Saluki. Check at the library or online to discover more about Salukis to determine if another pet may be more suited for your family.
Rearing the Saluki is a big committment and may be expensive. Family members must realize that they will be required to forego current activities to spend time with the Saluki. If that idea seems too daunting, you might think about postponing until the child is committed enough to help care for the Saluki.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Saluki
Bergen advises the entire household meet the Saluki prior to committing to take it home. Raising the Saluki is a big commitment, so decide carefully before adopting one.
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