Sooner or later, every parent is going to be asked: “Daddy, can we get that Otterhound puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents should decide whether or not their clan is ready for a new puppy, and even moreso a Otterhound, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s foremost provider of early childcare.
When asking yourself “should the family get the Otterhound” Bergen suggests the parents ascertain the positives and negatives of adding the Otterhound to the household before acquiescing to a kid’s wishes. “The Otterhound can teach our kids about responsibility and be a wonderful addition to the household-or it can become a regret,” she said. Bergen advises you ponder the following before committing:
Things to Ask Yourself Before Answering Should You Get The Otterhound Puppy
Who is going to care for the Otterhound? Families must agree beforehand who is to be the one responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and cleaning up behind the Otterhound.
Do you have space for the Otterhound, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a bird, a cat, or fish, instead of the Otterhound. Check at the library or online to find out more about Otterhounds to determine if another breed may be more suitable for your family.
Raising the Otterhound is time consuming and not cheap. Family members should realize that they will be required to forego existing activities to properly care for the Otterhound. If that requirement is too much of a committment, you may want to consider waiting until the child is committed enough to help care for the Otterhound.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Otterhound
Bergen advises the entire household meet the Otterhound in advance of agreeing to take it home. Rearing the Otterhound is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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