Sooner or later, most parents are going to hear: “Dad, can we get that Portuguese Water Dog puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents should consider whether their clan is ready for a puppy, and even moreso a Portuguese Water Dog, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
When deciding “should we get the Portuguese Water Dog” Bergen suggests the parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of adding the Portuguese Water Dog to the household before agreeing to a child’s request. “The Portuguese Water Dog can teach kids responsibility and become a fantastic addition to your family-or it can be a regret,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen advises parents think about the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Before Answering Should You Get The Portuguese Water Dog Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Portuguese Water Dog? Households should come to an agreement in advance who is to be the one in charge of walking feeding, bathing and cleaning up behind the Portuguese Water Dog.
Is there space for the Portuguese Water Dog, and does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may prefer a fish, a bird, or cat, instead of the Portuguese Water Dog. Check your local library or Internet to learn more about Portuguese Water Dogs to determine if another breed may be more suited for your household.
Being the owner of the Portuguese Water Dog is time consuming and not cheap. Your family has to know that they are expected to forego other activities to spend time with the Portuguese Water Dog. If that prospect turns out to be too much of a committment, parents might suggest waiting until the child is committed enough to help care for the Portuguese Water Dog.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Portuguese Water Dog
Bergen suggests the whole household meet the Portuguese Water Dog prior to deciding whether to take it home. Rearing the Portuguese Water Dog is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting a furry new family member.
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