Sooner or later, every parent is going to be asked: “Dad, can we get that Maltese puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents should decide whether or not their clan is prepared for a new dog, especially a Maltese, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
While thinking about “should the family get the Maltese” Bergen suggests that parents evaluate the positives and negatives of adding the Maltese to the household prior to giving in to a kid’s request. “The Maltese can teach your children about responsibility and become a wonderful addition to a family-or it can be a regret,” she said. Bergen suggests families ponder the following before deciding:
Things to Consider Before Answering Should You Get The Maltese Puppy
Who will care for the Maltese? Parents and kids should agree beforehand who is to be the one responsible for bathing, feeding, walking and cleaning up after the Maltese.
Is there an area for the Maltese, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in townhouses or apartments may prefer a bird, a fish, or cat, rather than the Maltese. Check with the library or online to discover more about Malteses to determine if another breed may be more suited for the family.
Rearing the Maltese is time consuming and not cheap. Your family has to understand that they will have to forsake other activities to properly care for the Maltese. If the thought seems too much of a committment, you may suggest postponing until the child is committed enough to help raise the Maltese.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Maltese
Bergen advises the entire family meet the Maltese prior to deciding to take it home. Getting the Maltese is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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