Sooner or later, you are going to be asked: “Mom, can I get that Tosa puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents are advised to decide whether their clan is prepared for a puppy, especially a Tosa, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education and care.
When thinking about “should the family get the Tosa” Bergen advises that parents ascertain the pros and cons of bringing the Tosa to the family before acquiescing to a child’s wishes. “The Tosa can teach your kids about responsibility and become a pleasant addition to a household-or it can become a regret,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen suggests families consider the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Before Deciding Should You Get The Tosa Puppy
Who will care for the Tosa? Households should agree beforehand who is to be responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and picking up behind the Tosa.
Do you have room for the Tosa, or does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a fish, a bird, or cat, instead of the Tosa. Check your local library or online to learn more about Tosas to determine if another pet may be more appropriate for your household.
Rearing the Tosa is time consuming and may be expensive. Your family must know that they are expected to forsake existing activities to spend time with the Tosa. If the prospect turns out to be too much of a committment, you may think about delaying until the child is committed enough to help care for the Tosa.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Tosa
Bergen suggests the whole family meet the Tosa prior to committing to take it home. Getting the Tosa is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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