Eventually, most parents are likely to hear: “Daddy, can we get that Chihuahua puppy?”
Rather than avoid the question, parents are advised to think about whether the family is prepared for a dog, and even moreso a Chihuahua, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s foremost provider of early childhood care and education.
When thinking about “should the family get the Chihuahua” Bergen suggests parents weigh the pros and cons of bringing the Chihuahua to the family prior to acquiescing to a kid’s request. “The Chihuahua can teach our children about responsibility and become a wonderful addition to your household-or it can be a chore,” she has said. Bergen recommends you ponder the following before committing:
Questions to Consider Before Answering Should You Get The Chihuahua Puppy
Who will care for the Chihuahua? Households must agree beforehand who is to be the one responsible for walking feeding, bathing and cleaning up behind the Chihuahua.
Do you have an area for the Chihuahua, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a fish, a cat, or bird, rather than the Chihuahua. Check at the library or Internet to find out more about Chihuahuas to determine if another pet may be more suitable for your family.
Owning the Chihuahua is a big committment and not cheap. Family members has to realize that they will be required to give up existing activities to spend time with the Chihuahua. If the requirement is too much of a committment, parents should suggest delaying until the child is old enough to help care for the Chihuahua.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Chihuahua
Bergen advises the entire household meet the Chihuahua in advance of committing to take it home. Getting the Chihuahua is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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