Eventually, every parent is likely to be asked: “Dad, may I have that Dunker puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents should ponder whether the clan is ready for a dog, and even moreso a Dunker, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
When pondering “should we get the Dunker” Bergen recommends the parents ascertain the positives and negatives of adding the Dunker to the household before acquiescing to a child’s request. “The Dunker can teach your children responsibility and be a welcome addition to your family-or it can be a mistake,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen suggests you consider the following before committing:
Things to Ask Before Answering Should You Get The Dunker Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Dunker? Households must agree in advance who is to be the one in charge of bathing, walking, feeding and picking up after the Dunker.
Is there room for the Dunker, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a bird, a fish, or cat, instead of the Dunker. Check your library or Internet to learn more about Dunkers to determine if another pet may be more suited for the family.
Rearing the Dunker is a big committment and not cheap. Your family must understand that they are expected to forsake current activities to properly care for the Dunker. If the prospect is too much of a committment, parents might want to think about postponing until the child is old enough to help care for the Dunker.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Dunker
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the Dunker prior to deciding to take it home. Raising the Dunker is a big commitment, so think carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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