Eventually, every parent is going to be asked: “Mommy, can I get that Portuguese Podengo puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents should think about whether or not their family is ready for a dog, and even moreso a Portuguese Podengo, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
When deciding “should the family get the Portuguese Podengo” Bergen advises the parents ascertain the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Portuguese Podengo to the household prior to agreeing to a child’s wish. “The Portuguese Podengo can teach your children responsibility and become a fantastic addition to your family-or it can become a mistake,” she said. Bergen recommends families think about the following before deciding:
Questions to Ponder Before Answering Should You Get The Portuguese Podengo Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Portuguese Podengo? Households should come to an agreement in advance who is to be the one responsible for bathing, feeding, walking and cleaning up behind the Portuguese Podengo.
Is there space for the Portuguese Podengo, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a bird, a fish, or cat, rather than the Portuguese Podengo. Check your library or online to find out more about Portuguese Podengos to decide if another dog may be more appropriate for the household.
Rearing the Portuguese Podengo is time consuming and may be expensive. Family members must understand that they are expected to forsake existing activities to spend time with the Portuguese Podengo. If that prospect turns out to be too daunting, you may consider waiting until the child is old enough to help care for the Portuguese Podengo.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Portuguese Podengo
Bergen recommends the entire household meet the Portuguese Podengo prior to deciding whether to take it home. Getting the Portuguese Podengo is a big commitment, so think carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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