Eventually, most parents are likely to hear: “Mommy, can we get that Huntaway puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents are advised to think about whether or not their family is ready for a dog, and even moreso a Huntaway, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s leading provider of early childhood education.
When thinking about “should we get the Huntaway” Bergen suggests the parents weigh the positives and negatives of adding the Huntaway to the household before acquiescing to a child’s wish. “The Huntaway can teach our children about responsibility and be a great addition to a household-or it can be a mistake,” she has said. Bergen advises you ponder the following before deciding:
Things to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The Huntaway Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Huntaway? Parents and kids must come to an agreement in advance who will be the one responsible for bathing, walking, feeding and picking up after the Huntaway.
Is there space for the Huntaway, or does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a fish, a bird, or cat, instead of the Huntaway. Check the library or Internet to learn more about Huntaways to decide if another animal may be more suitable for your family.
Rearing the Huntaway is time consuming and can be expensive. Your family should know that they will be required to forego other activities to properly care for the Huntaway. If this thought turns out to be too daunting, parents may want to think about postponing until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Huntaway.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Huntaway
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the Huntaway in advance of deciding whether to take it home. Raising the Huntaway is a big commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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