Sooner or later, every parent is likely to hear: “Mom, can we get that Borzoi puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents are advised to think about whether the family is prepared for a new dog, especially a Borzoi, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
While considering “should we get the Borzoi” Bergen suggests the parents evaluate the pros and cons of bringing the Borzoi to the household prior to agreeing to a child’s wishes. “The Borzoi can teach children about responsibility and be a fantastic addition to the household-or it can be a burden,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen recommends parents consider the following before deciding:
Questions to Consider Before Deciding Should You Get The Borzoi Puppy
Who is going to care for the Borzoi? Families should come to an agreement beforehand who is to be responsible for bathing, feeding, walking and cleaning up behind the Borzoi.
Do you have room for the Borzoi, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a fish, a bird, or cat, rather than the Borzoi. Check the library or online to learn more about Borzois to decide if another breed may be more suitable for the family.
Owning the Borzoi is a big committment and not cheap. The family has to know that they will be expected to give up other activities to properly care for the Borzoi. If the thought is too much of a committment, you should suggest delaying until the child is responsible enough to help care for the Borzoi.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Borzoi
Bergen recommends the entire family meet the Borzoi before deciding whether to take it home. Rearing the Borzoi is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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