Sooner or later, every parent is likely to be asked: “Daddy, can we get that Shiba Inu puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents should consider if the family is prepared for a dog, especially a Shiba Inu, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
While asking yourself “should we get the Shiba Inu” Bergen recommends the parents weigh the benefits and drawbacks of adding the Shiba Inu to the family prior to giving in to a kid’s request. “The Shiba Inu can teach kids about responsibility and be a great addition to your family-or it can be a hassle,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen advises families consider the following before deciding:
Questions to Ponder Before Deciding Should You Get The Shiba Inu Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Shiba Inu? Families should come to an agreement in advance who will be the one responsible for bathing, walking, feeding and picking up behind the Shiba Inu.
Is there an area for the Shiba Inu, or does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a fish, a cat, or bird, instead of the Shiba Inu. Check your local library or online to learn more about Shiba Inus to determine if another pet may be more suited for the family.
Owning the Shiba Inu is a big committment and not cheap. Your family should understand that they will be required to forsake other activities to properly care for the Shiba Inu. If that idea turns out to be too much of a committment, parents might suggest waiting until the child is committed enough to help care for the Shiba Inu.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Shiba Inu
Bergen recommends the entire family meet the Shiba Inu prior to deciding whether to take it home. Getting the Shiba Inu is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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