Eventually, every parent is likely to hear: “Mommy, can we get that Skye Terrier puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents are advised to decide whether the family is prepared for a new puppy, especially a Skye Terrier, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
While asking yourself “should we get the Skye Terrier” Bergen recommends parents weigh the pros and cons of bringing the Skye Terrier to the family before giving in to a child’s wishes. “The Skye Terrier can teach our children responsibility and be a pleasant addition to the household-or it can become a burden,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen suggests parents think about the following before committing:
Questions to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The Skye Terrier Puppy
Who will care for the Skye Terrier? Households should agree beforehand who will be the one responsible for walking feeding, bathing and picking up after the Skye Terrier.
Do you have an area for the Skye Terrier, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a fish, a bird, or cat, rather than the Skye Terrier. Check at the library or Internet to learn more about Skye Terriers to decide if another dog may be more suited for your family.
Raising the Skye Terrier is a big committment and not cheap. Family members must know that they will be required to forego other activities to properly care for the Skye Terrier. If that thought seems too daunting, you might suggest delaying until the child is responsible enough to help care for the Skye Terrier.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Skye Terrier
Bergen suggests the entire family meet the Skye Terrier prior to deciding whether to take it home. Raising the Skye Terrier is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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