Sooner or later, every parent is likely to be asked: “Dad, can we get that Border Collie puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents should consider whether or not their clan is prepared for a dog, especially a Border Collie, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
When asking yourself “should we get the Border Collie” Bergen suggests parents evaluate the pros and cons of adding the Border Collie to the household prior to giving in to a child’s wishes. “The Border Collie can teach children responsibility and become a pleasant addition to your household-or it can become a regret,” she said. Bergen advises parents think about the following before committing:
Things to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Border Collie Puppy
Who is going to care for the Border Collie? Parents and kids must agree beforehand who is to be the one responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and cleaning up behind the Border Collie.
Is there room for the Border Collie, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a fish, a bird, or cat, rather than the Border Collie. Check your library or Internet to discover more about Border Collies to learn if another pet may be more suitable for your family.
Raising the Border Collie is a big committment and may be expensive. Family members has to understand that they are required to give up other activities to spend time with the Border Collie. If that thought is too much of a committment, you may consider waiting until the child is committed enough to help care for the Border Collie.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Border Collie
Bergen advises the whole household meet the Border Collie prior to deciding whether to take it home. Owning the Border Collie is a huge commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Border Collies
Was this post helpful? If so, please take a minute to Tweet and Share below on Facebook. I would also love to know your thoughts so leave me a comment 🙂