Sooner or later, every parent is likely to hear: “Daddy, can we get that Scottish Deerhound puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents should consider if the clan is ready for a new dog, and even moreso a Scottish Deerhound, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s leading provider of early childhood education.
When considering “should we get the Scottish Deerhound” Bergen recommends the parents weigh the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Scottish Deerhound to the family before agreeing to a child’s request. “The Scottish Deerhound can teach children responsibility and be a fantastic addition to a household-or it can be a mistake,” she said. Bergen advises parents consider the following before deciding:
Questions to Think About Before Answering Should You Get The Scottish Deerhound Puppy
Who will care for the Scottish Deerhound? Families should agree in advance who is to be in charge of walking feeding, bathing and cleaning up after the Scottish Deerhound.
Do you have space for the Scottish Deerhound, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a bird, a cat, or fish, rather than the Scottish Deerhound. Check your local library or Internet to find out more about Scottish Deerhounds to determine if another dog may be more suited for the household.
Rearing the Scottish Deerhound is a big committment and not cheap. The family must understand that they will be required to forego other activities to spend time with the Scottish Deerhound. If the requirement is too much of a committment, you might think about delaying until the child is committed enough to help raise the Scottish Deerhound.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Scottish Deerhound
Bergen suggests the entire family meet the Scottish Deerhound prior to deciding whether to take it home. Rearing the Scottish Deerhound is a big commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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