Sooner or later, you are likely to hear: “Mom, can we get that Koolie puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents are advised to think about whether the family is ready for a new dog, especially a Koolie, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s foremost provider of early childcare.
When thinking about “should you get the Koolie” Bergen suggests the parents evaluate the pros and cons of bringing the Koolie to the household before giving in to a kid’s request. “The Koolie can teach children about responsibility and become a fantastic addition to the household-or it can be a mistake,” she has said. Bergen advises you ponder the following before deciding:
Things to Ask Yourself Before Answering Should You Get The Koolie Puppy
Who will care for the Koolie? Households should agree beforehand who is to be in charge of bathing, walking, feeding and picking up after the Koolie.
Is there space for the Koolie, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, instead of the Koolie. Check your library or Internet to find out more about Koolies to determine if another dog may be more appropriate for your household.
Raising the Koolie is a big committment and may be expensive. Family members must realize that they will have to forego current activities to properly care for the Koolie. If this thought seems too much of a committment, parents may suggest postponing until the child is committed enough to help care for the Koolie.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Koolie
Bergen advises the whole family meet the Koolie in advance of committing to take it home. Getting the Koolie is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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