Sooner or later, every parent is likely to be asked: “Please, may I have that Akbash puppy?”
Instead of avoiding the question, parents should decide whether or not the clan is ready for a new puppy, and even moreso a Akbash, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s foremost provider of early childhood education and care.
When deciding “should we get the Akbash” Bergen suggests that parents ascertain the benefits and drawbacks of bringing the Akbash to the family prior to acquiescing to a kid’s wishes. “The Akbash can teach children responsibility and become a wonderful addition to the household-or it can become a burden,” she said. Bergen advises parents consider the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Before Deciding Should You Get The Akbash Puppy
Who will care for the Akbash? Parents and kids must agree in advance who will be responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and cleaning up behind the Akbash.
Do you have an area for the Akbash, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks who live in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a fish, a bird, or cat, instead of the Akbash. Check at the library or Internet to find out more about Akbashs to decide if another breed may be more suited for your household.
Owning the Akbash is a big committment and may be expensive. Family members should understand that they may have to forsake existing activities to spend time with the Akbash. If this prospect seems too daunting, parents might suggest postponing until the child is committed enough to help raise the Akbash.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Akbash
Bergen suggests the whole household meet the Akbash before agreeing to take it home. Raising the Akbash is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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