Sooner or later, you are going to be asked: “Daddy, can we get that Rat Terrier puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents should consider if the family is ready for a puppy, especially a Rat Terrier, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
While deciding “should we get the Rat Terrier” Bergen advises parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of bringing the Rat Terrier to the family prior to giving in to a child’s request. “The Rat Terrier can teach children about responsibility and be a wonderful addition to your family-or it can become a burden,” she said. Bergen suggests you ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Before Answering Should You Get The Rat Terrier Puppy
Who is going to care for the Rat Terrier? Families must agree beforehand who will be the one in charge of bathing, walking, feeding and picking up behind the Rat Terrier.
Is there an area for the Rat Terrier, or does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a fish, a cat, or bird, rather than the Rat Terrier. Check with the library or Internet to find out more about Rat Terriers to determine if another pet may be more appropriate for your household.
Raising the Rat Terrier is a big committment and may be expensive. Family members has to realize that they may have to give up current activities to properly care for the Rat Terrier. If that idea turns out to be too daunting, parents should think about postponing until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Rat Terrier.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Rat Terrier
Bergen recommends the whole household meet the Rat Terrier prior to deciding whether to take it home. Owning the Rat Terrier is a big commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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