Eventually, most parents are going to hear: “Mommy, can we get that Scottish Terrier puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents are advised to consider whether or not the family is prepared for a new puppy, especially a Scottish Terrier, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s foremost provider of early childhood education and care.
While deciding “should the family get the Scottish Terrier” Bergen advises the parents weigh the plusses and minuses of bringing the Scottish Terrier to the family prior to agreeing to a child’s wishes. “The Scottish Terrier can teach our kids responsibility and be a great addition to the family-or it can become a hassle,” she says. Bergen advises families ponder the following before deciding:
Things to Think About Before Answering Should You Get The Scottish Terrier Puppy
Who is going to care for the Scottish Terrier? Families should come to an agreement beforehand who is to be the one responsible for walking feeding, bathing and picking up after the Scottish Terrier.
Do you have room for the Scottish Terrier, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the Scottish Terrier. Check your library or online to learn more about Scottish Terriers to determine if another breed may be more suited for your family.
Owning the Scottish Terrier is a big committment and may be expensive. Family members has to realize that they will be expected to forego other activities to properly care for the Scottish Terrier. If that thought turns out to be too much of a committment, you might consider postponing until the child is old enough to help care for the Scottish Terrier.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Scottish Terrier
Bergen suggests the whole family meet the Scottish Terrier prior to deciding to take it home. Raising the Scottish Terrier is a big commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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