Sooner or later, you are likely to hear: “Mommy, can we get that Bedlington Terrier puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents should consider if their family is prepared for a puppy, especially a Bedlington Terrier, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
While deciding “should you get the Bedlington Terrier” Bergen advises parents ascertain the plusses and minuses of bringing the Bedlington Terrier to the family prior to acquiescing to a child’s request. “The Bedlington Terrier can teach our kids about responsibility and become a fantastic addition to a family-or it can become a regret,” she says. Bergen recommends families ponder the following before committing:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Bedlington Terrier Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Bedlington Terrier? Families must agree in advance who will be the one responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and picking up behind the Bedlington Terrier.
Is there an area for the Bedlington Terrier, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, instead of the Bedlington Terrier. Check your library or Internet to find out more about Bedlington Terriers to decide if another breed may be more suited for your family.
Raising the Bedlington Terrier is a big committment and not cheap. Your family must understand that they will be required to forsake current activities to spend time with the Bedlington Terrier. If that requirement turns out to be too daunting, parents might suggest postponing until the child is old enough to help raise the Bedlington Terrier.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Bedlington Terrier
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the Bedlington Terrier before deciding whether to take it home. Raising the Bedlington Terrier is a big commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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