Eventually, most parents are likely to hear: “Mommy, may I get that Finnish Spitz puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents are advised to think about whether or not their clan is prepared for a new puppy, especially a Finnish Spitz, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s foremost provider of early childcare.
While asking yourself “should the family get the Finnish Spitz” Bergen advises parents weigh the pros and cons of adding the Finnish Spitz to the family before acquiescing to a child’s wishes. “The Finnish Spitz can teach your children about responsibility and be a pleasant addition to a family-or it can become a mistake,” she says. Bergen recommends families consider the following before committing:
Questions to Ponder Before Answering Should You Get The Finnish Spitz Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Finnish Spitz? Parents and kids should agree beforehand who will be responsible for walking feeding, bathing and picking up after the Finnish Spitz.
Do you have an area for the Finnish Spitz, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in apartments or townhouses may prefer a bird, a fish, or cat, rather than the Finnish Spitz. Check your local library or online to find out more about Finnish Spitzs to learn if another animal may be more suited for the family.
Owning the Finnish Spitz is time consuming and not cheap. Family members must understand that they will be expected to forsake other activities to properly care for the Finnish Spitz. If that thought is too daunting, you should suggest postponing until the child is old enough to help raise the Finnish Spitz.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Finnish Spitz
Bergen recommends the whole household meet the Finnish Spitz before committing to take it home. Getting the Finnish Spitz is a big commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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