Eventually, you are going to be asked: “Mom, can we get that English Setter puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents should decide whether their clan is ready for a puppy, and even moreso a English Setter, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childcare.
While pondering “should we get the English Setter” Bergen advises the parents ascertain the plusses and minuses of adding the English Setter to the household prior to giving in to a child’s request. “The English Setter can teach your children about responsibility and become a fantastic addition to the household-or it can be a mistake,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen recommends parents consider the following before deciding:
Things to Consider Before Deciding Should You Get The English Setter Puppy
Who will care for the English Setter? Families should agree beforehand who is to be responsible for bathing, walking, feeding and picking up behind the English Setter.
Do you have room for the English Setter, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a bird, a cat, or fish, rather than the English Setter. Check your library or online to learn more about English Setters to determine if another breed may be more suitable for your family.
Raising the English Setter is a big committment and not cheap. Family members has to understand that they will be expected to forsake current activities to properly care for the English Setter. If that thought turns out to be too much of a committment, you might consider waiting until the child is old enough to help raise the English Setter.
Conclusion: Should You Get A English Setter
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the English Setter in advance of agreeing to take it home. Raising the English Setter is a huge commitment, so decide carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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