Eventually, most parents are likely to hear: “Please, can we get that Newfoundland puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents should consider whether or not their family is prepared for a new dog, and even moreso a Newfoundland, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childcare.
When pondering “should we get the Newfoundland” Bergen suggests parents ascertain the positives and negatives of adding the Newfoundland to the family before agreeing to a kid’s wish. “The Newfoundland can teach your children responsibility and be a fantastic addition to your family-or it can be a chore,” she says. Bergen advises you ponder the following before committing:
Questions to Ponder Before Answering Should You Get The Newfoundland Puppy
Who will care for the Newfoundland? Households must come to an agreement in advance who will be the one in charge of feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the Newfoundland.
Do you have space for the Newfoundland, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a bird, a cat, or fish, instead of the Newfoundland. Check your local library or Internet to discover more about Newfoundlands to decide if another breed may be more suited for the household.
Rearing the Newfoundland is time consuming and may be expensive. Your family has to understand that they may have to forego existing activities to properly care for the Newfoundland. If this requirement is too daunting, you might suggest waiting until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Newfoundland.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Newfoundland
Bergen suggests the entire family meet the Newfoundland in advance of committing to take it home. Rearing the Newfoundland is a big commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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