Sooner or later, every parent is going to hear: “Mom, can we get that Harrier puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents are advised to think about whether the clan is prepared for a puppy, especially a Harrier, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
While thinking about “should you get the Harrier” Bergen suggests parents weigh the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Harrier to the household prior to giving in to a kid’s request. “The Harrier can teach your children responsibility and be a welcome addition to the family-or it can be a regret,” she says. Bergen suggests families think about the following before committing:
Things to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The Harrier Puppy
Who is going to care for the Harrier? Parents and kids must come to an agreement beforehand who is to be the one in charge of feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the Harrier.
Do you have room for the Harrier, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families living in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a fish, a cat, or bird, rather than the Harrier. Check your local library or online to learn more about Harriers to decide if another animal may be more appropriate for the household.
Raising the Harrier is time consuming and may be expensive. Family members should realize that they are required to give up existing activities to spend time with the Harrier. If the thought seems too daunting, parents might want to think about waiting until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Harrier.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Harrier
Bergen suggests the whole household meet the Harrier in advance of deciding whether to take it home. Getting the Harrier is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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