Eventually, every parent is likely to hear: “Dad, may I have that Bichon Frise puppy?”
Rather than avoid the question, parents are advised to decide whether or not their clan is prepared for a dog, and even moreso a Bichon Frise, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s foremost provider of early childcare.
When considering “should the family get the Bichon Frise” Bergen recommends parents weigh the positives and negatives of adding the Bichon Frise to the family before giving in to a kid’s wishes. “The Bichon Frise can teach kids about responsibility and be a fantastic addition to the household-or it can become a mistake,” she says. Bergen recommends parents think about the following before deciding:
Things to Ponder Before Deciding Should You Get The Bichon Frise Puppy
Who will care for the Bichon Frise? Households should agree in advance who is to be responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and picking up behind the Bichon Frise.
Do you have an area for the Bichon Frise, 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 Bichon Frise. Check your local library or Internet to discover more about Bichon Frises to learn if another animal may be more appropriate for the household.
Rearing the Bichon Frise is time consuming and can be expensive. Family members must know that they are required to forsake other activities to properly care for the Bichon Frise. If that requirement is too much of a committment, parents may suggest postponing until the child is responsible enough to help care for the Bichon Frise.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Bichon Frise
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the Bichon Frise prior to agreeing to take it home. Raising the Bichon Frise is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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