Sooner or later, every parent is going to hear: “Daddy, may I get that Whippet puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents should think about whether the family is prepared for a new puppy, and even moreso a Whippet, according to Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
When considering “should the family get the Whippet” Bergen advises the parents ascertain the benefits and drawbacks of adding the Whippet to the household before giving in to a kid’s request. “The Whippet can teach your children responsibility and be a wonderful addition to your family-or it can become a burden,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen advises parents think about the following before committing:
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Answering Should You Get The Whippet Puppy
Who is going to care for the Whippet? Families should agree beforehand who will be the one responsible for walking feeding, bathing and picking up after the Whippet.
Is there space for the Whippet, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a bird, a fish, or cat, rather than the Whippet. Check your library or online to learn more about Whippets to learn if another dog may be more suitable for the household.
Owning the Whippet is time consuming and can be expensive. Family members must know that they are required to give up current activities to spend time with the Whippet. If that prospect turns out to be too daunting, parents should suggest postponing until the child is committed enough to help raise the Whippet.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Whippet
Bergen advises the entire family meet the Whippet prior to deciding to take it home. Owning the Whippet is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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