Sooner or later, most parents are going to be asked: “Daddy, may I have that American Foxhound puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents are advised to think about whether their family is ready for a puppy, especially a American Foxhound, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s foremost provider of early childcare.
When thinking about “should we get the American Foxhound” Bergen suggests parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of adding the American Foxhound to the family before acquiescing to a child’s wish. “The American Foxhound can teach your children responsibility and be a wonderful addition to your household-or it can be a mistake,” she says. Bergen suggests parents ponder the following before committing:
Questions to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The American Foxhound Puppy
Who is going to care for the American Foxhound? Families should agree beforehand who will be the one responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the American Foxhound.
Is there room for the American Foxhound, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the American Foxhound. Check at the library or online to find out more about American Foxhounds to determine if another animal may be more appropriate for the family.
Raising the American Foxhound is a big committment and can be expensive. Your family must understand that they will have to forego existing activities to properly care for the American Foxhound. If the thought seems too daunting, parents may consider postponing until the child is old enough to help care for the American Foxhound.
Conclusion: Should You Get A American Foxhound
Bergen suggests the entire household meet the American Foxhound prior to committing to take it home. Getting the American Foxhound is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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