Sooner or later, you are likely to be asked: “Mom, can we get that Norfolk Spaniel puppy?”
Rather than avoid the question, parents should think about whether or not the family is prepared for a new dog, and even moreso a Norfolk Spaniel, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education and care.
When asking yourself “should you get the Norfolk Spaniel” Bergen suggests that parents evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Norfolk Spaniel to the household before agreeing to a child’s wishes. “The Norfolk Spaniel can teach children about responsibility and be a pleasant addition to your household-or it can become a mistake,” she said. Bergen recommends families think about the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Norfolk Spaniel Puppy
Who will care for the Norfolk Spaniel? Parents and kids should come to an agreement in advance who will be responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and picking up behind the Norfolk Spaniel.
Is there room for the Norfolk Spaniel, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a fish, a cat, or bird, rather than the Norfolk Spaniel. Check at the library or Internet to discover more about Norfolk Spaniels to decide if another dog may be more suitable for your family.
Being the owner of the Norfolk Spaniel is a big committment and not cheap. Family members should know that they are expected to give up existing activities to spend time with the Norfolk Spaniel. If this idea is too much of a committment, parents should consider waiting until the child is committed enough to help raise the Norfolk Spaniel.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Norfolk Spaniel
Bergen advises the entire family meet the Norfolk Spaniel prior to committing to take it home. Rearing the Norfolk Spaniel is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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