Sooner or later, most parents are likely to be asked: “Mom, can we get that German Spitz puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents are advised to consider if the family is ready for a puppy, especially a German Spitz, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
When pondering “should you get the German Spitz” Bergen recommends the parents weigh the pros and cons of bringing the German Spitz to the household prior to acquiescing to a child’s wish. “The German Spitz can teach our children about responsibility and become a wonderful addition to a household-or it can become a mistake,” she said. Bergen recommends parents ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Before Deciding Should You Get The German Spitz Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the German Spitz? Families must come to an agreement beforehand who is to be the one responsible for walking feeding, bathing and picking up after the German Spitz.
Is there space for the German Spitz, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the German Spitz. Check with the library or online to discover more about German Spitzs to learn if another breed may be more suited for your family.
Being the owner of the German Spitz is time consuming and not cheap. The family should realize that they will have to forego current activities to spend time with the German Spitz. If that requirement is too daunting, parents may suggest postponing until the child is responsible enough to help care for the German Spitz.
Conclusion: Should You Get A German Spitz
Bergen suggests the entire family meet the German Spitz prior to agreeing to take it home. Owning the German Spitz is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before adopting one.
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