Sooner or later, every parent is going to be asked: “Please, can we get that Papillon puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents should decide whether their family is prepared for a new dog, especially a Papillon, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s foremost provider of early childcare.
While pondering “should the family get the Papillon” Bergen suggests parents weigh the positives and negatives of bringing the Papillon to the family prior to agreeing to a child’s wishes. “The Papillon can teach children responsibility and become a welcome addition to your family-or it can be a hassle,” she said. Bergen recommends parents consider the following before committing:
Questions to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The Papillon Puppy
Who is going to care for the Papillon? Households must come to an agreement in advance who will be the one in charge of feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up after the Papillon.
Do you have an area for the Papillon, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a fish, a cat, or bird, instead of the Papillon. Check the library or online to learn more about Papillons to decide if another animal may be more suitable for your household.
Raising the Papillon is time consuming and not cheap. Your family must know that they are expected to forsake existing activities to spend time with the Papillon. If this prospect seems too much of a committment, parents should think about postponing until the child is responsible enough to help care for the Papillon.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Papillon
Bergen advises the entire family meet the Papillon before deciding to take it home. Raising the Papillon is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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