Sooner or later, every parent is going to hear: “Dad, can we get that Icelandic Sheepdog puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents are advised to consider whether or not the family is ready for a puppy, especially a Icelandic Sheepdog, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s foremost provider of early childhood care and education.
When thinking about “should the family get the Icelandic Sheepdog” Bergen suggests that parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of bringing the Icelandic Sheepdog to the family prior to acquiescing to a child’s wishes. “The Icelandic Sheepdog can teach your kids about responsibility and be a great addition to a family-or it can be a hassle,” she said. Bergen advises parents think about the following before deciding:
Things to Consider Before Answering Should You Get The Icelandic Sheepdog Puppy
Who will care for the Icelandic Sheepdog? Families should come to an agreement in advance who is to be the one in charge of bathing, walking, feeding and picking up after the Icelandic Sheepdog.
Do you have room for the Icelandic Sheepdog, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in apartments or townhouses may be better suited to a cat, a fish , or bird, instead of the Icelandic Sheepdog. Check with the library or Internet to find out more about Icelandic Sheepdogs to decide if another animal may be more suitable for your household.
Owning the Icelandic Sheepdog is a big committment and may be expensive. The family must realize that they will be required to give up other activities to properly care for the Icelandic Sheepdog. If that requirement seems too daunting, you may think about waiting until the child is committed enough to help raise the Icelandic Sheepdog.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Icelandic Sheepdog
Bergen suggests the whole household meet the Icelandic Sheepdog prior to deciding whether to take it home. Getting the Icelandic Sheepdog is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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