Sooner or later, you are likely to be asked: “Please, may I have that Akita Inu puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents are advised to decide if the clan is prepared for a new dog, and even moreso a Akita Inu, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education and care.
When thinking about “should you get the Akita Inu” Bergen recommends the parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of adding the Akita Inu to the family prior to acquiescing to a child’s request. “The Akita Inu can teach our children responsibility and be a pleasant addition to the household-or it can become a burden,” she said. Bergen advises you consider the following before committing:
Things to Consider Before Deciding Should You Get The Akita Inu Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Akita Inu? Households should agree beforehand who will be the one in charge of feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up after the Akita Inu.
Is there room for the Akita Inu, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the Akita Inu. Check the library or Internet to discover more about Akita Inus to decide if another dog may be more appropriate for your family.
Rearing the Akita Inu is a big committment and may be expensive. Your family has to understand that they will have to give up existing activities to spend time with the Akita Inu. If that requirement is too daunting, parents might suggest waiting until the child is old enough to help care for the Akita Inu.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Akita Inu
Bergen advises the entire family meet the Akita Inu prior to committing to take it home. Raising the Akita Inu is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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