Eventually, you are going to be asked: “Daddy, can we get that Schipperke puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents should decide if their clan is prepared for a puppy, and even moreso a Schipperke, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s foremost provider of early childcare.
When considering “should the family get the Schipperke” Bergen advises parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of adding the Schipperke to the household prior to agreeing to a kid’s request. “The Schipperke can teach your children responsibility and be a fantastic addition to a family-or it can be a chore,” she says. Bergen recommends parents consider the following before deciding:
Questions to Ponder Before Deciding Should You Get The Schipperke Puppy
Who is going to care for the Schipperke? Parents and children should agree beforehand who will be responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the Schipperke.
Is there space for the Schipperke, or does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a bird, a cat, or fish, instead of the Schipperke. Check with the library or online to find out more about Schipperkes to learn if another breed may be more appropriate for the family.
Raising the Schipperke is a big committment and can be expensive. Family members has to realize that they will have to forego current activities to spend time with the Schipperke. If this idea turns out to be too much of a committment, you might suggest waiting until the child is committed enough to help raise the Schipperke.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Schipperke
Bergen advises the whole family meet the Schipperke before deciding whether to take it home. Rearing the Schipperke is a big commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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