Sooner or later, every parent is likely to be asked: “Mommy, may I have that Golden Retriever puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents are advised to think about whether or not their clan is ready for a dog, especially a Golden Retriever, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s foremost provider of early childcare.
While pondering “should we get the Golden Retriever” Bergen advises parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of adding the Golden Retriever to the family prior to agreeing to a child’s wishes. “The Golden Retriever can teach our children responsibility and become a fantastic addition to the family-or it can become a chore,” she says. Bergen recommends you think about the following before committing:
Questions to Consider Before Deciding Should You Get The Golden Retriever Puppy
Who will care for the Golden Retriever? Households should agree in advance who will be the one responsible for bathing, feeding, walking and picking up behind the Golden Retriever.
Do you have space for the Golden Retriever, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a bird, a cat, or fish, instead of the Golden Retriever. Check at the library or online to find out more about Golden Retrievers to learn if another dog may be more appropriate for the household.
Being the owner of the Golden Retriever is a big committment and not cheap. The family must know that they will have to forego other activities to properly care for the Golden Retriever. If this thought is too much of a committment, you might want to consider delaying until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Golden Retriever.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Golden Retriever
Bergen recommends the entire household meet the Golden Retriever before committing to take it home. Raising the Golden Retriever is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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