Sooner or later, every parent is likely to hear: “Mom, can I get that English Cocker Spaniel puppy?”
Instead of dodging the question, parents should think about whether or not the family is prepared for a puppy, especially a English Cocker Spaniel, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s leading provider of early childcare.
When asking yourself “should you get the English Cocker Spaniel” Bergen suggests that parents evaluate the positives and negatives of adding the English Cocker Spaniel to the household prior to giving in to a child’s wishes. “The English Cocker Spaniel can teach children about responsibility and be a fantastic addition to a household-or it can be a mistake,” she said. Bergen advises you think about the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Before Deciding Should You Get The English Cocker Spaniel Puppy
Who will care for the English Cocker Spaniel? Families must come to an agreement beforehand who will be the one in charge of feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up after the English Cocker Spaniel.
Is there room for the English Cocker Spaniel, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a bird, a fish, or cat, instead of the English Cocker Spaniel. Check your local library or online to discover more about English Cocker Spaniels to determine if another pet may be more appropriate for your family.
Owning the English Cocker Spaniel is time consuming and not cheap. The family has to realize that they will have to give up current activities to spend time with the English Cocker Spaniel. If this thought turns out to be too daunting, parents may suggest waiting until the child is committed enough to help raise the English Cocker Spaniel.
Conclusion: Should You Get A English Cocker Spaniel
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the English Cocker Spaniel prior to agreeing to take it home. Raising the English Cocker Spaniel is a big commitment, so decide carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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