Sooner or later, most parents are going to hear: “Mommy, can we get that German Spaniel puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents should decide whether or not the clan is ready for a new dog, especially a German Spaniel, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
While pondering “should the family get the German Spaniel” Bergen recommends parents evaluate the positives and negatives of bringing the German Spaniel to the family before agreeing to a child’s wish. “The German Spaniel can teach our kids about responsibility and become a welcome addition to a household-or it can be a chore,” she says. Bergen advises families ponder the following before deciding:
Questions to Consider Before Deciding Should You Get The German Spaniel Puppy
Who is going to care for the German Spaniel? Parents and children should come to an agreement beforehand who will be the one responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and cleaning up behind the German Spaniel.
Is there room for the German Spaniel, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a fish, a cat, or bird, rather than the German Spaniel. Check your local library or Internet to discover more about German Spaniels to decide if another breed may be more suitable for your household.
Owning the German Spaniel is a big committment and not cheap. Family members has to know that they are required to give up existing activities to spend time with the German Spaniel. If this prospect turns out to be too much of a committment, parents may want to consider waiting until the child is old enough to help care for the German Spaniel.
Conclusion: Should You Get A German Spaniel
Bergen recommends the whole household meet the German Spaniel prior to agreeing to take it home. Rearing the German Spaniel is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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