Sooner or later, every parent is likely to hear: “Mommy, can we get that Bearded Collie puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents are advised to think about whether or not the clan is prepared for a puppy, and even moreso a Bearded Collie, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childhood education.
When asking yourself “should the family get the Bearded Collie” Bergen suggests that parents weigh the positives and negatives of adding the Bearded Collie to the household before agreeing to a kid’s wishes. “The Bearded Collie can teach kids responsibility and become a great addition to your family-or it can be a hassle,” she says. Bergen recommends parents ponder the following before deciding:
Things to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Bearded Collie Puppy
Who is going to care for the Bearded Collie? Households should agree beforehand who will be the one in charge of feeding, bathing, walking and picking up after the Bearded Collie.
Is there space for the Bearded Collie, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the Bearded Collie. Check at the library or Internet to find out more about Bearded Collies to decide if another pet may be more appropriate for your family.
Rearing the Bearded Collie is a big committment and not cheap. The family should realize that they will have to give up existing activities to properly care for the Bearded Collie. If the thought seems too much of a committment, you might suggest postponing until the child is old enough to help raise the Bearded Collie.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Bearded Collie
Bergen advises the entire household meet the Bearded Collie prior to deciding whether to take it home. Owning the Bearded Collie is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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