Eventually, you are going to be asked: “Please, can we get that Bullmastiff puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents are advised to consider if their family is prepared for a new dog, and even moreso a Bullmastiff, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
When considering “should we get the Bullmastiff” Bergen suggests parents evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Bullmastiff to the family prior to acquiescing to a child’s wishes. “The Bullmastiff can teach children responsibility and be a welcome addition to a family-or it can become a chore,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen advises parents ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Bullmastiff Puppy
Who will care for the Bullmastiff? Households must come to an agreement beforehand who will be in charge of walking feeding, bathing and cleaning up after the Bullmastiff.
Do you have room for the Bullmastiff, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a bird, a fish, or cat, rather than the Bullmastiff. Check your local library or online to discover more about Bullmastiffs to decide if another breed may be more appropriate for the household.
Rearing the Bullmastiff is time consuming and not cheap. The family has to know that they will have to give up existing activities to properly care for the Bullmastiff. If this requirement seems too daunting, parents should suggest postponing until the child is old enough to help raise the Bullmastiff.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Bullmastiff
Bergen suggests the entire family meet the Bullmastiff in advance of deciding whether to take it home. Owning the Bullmastiff is a huge commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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