Sooner or later, every parent is going to be asked: “Please, can I get that Kooikerhondje puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents are advised to decide whether their family is prepared for a dog, and even moreso a Kooikerhondje, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood education.
When pondering “should the family get the Kooikerhondje” Bergen recommends parents weigh the plusses and minuses of bringing the Kooikerhondje to the household prior to agreeing to a kid’s wish. “The Kooikerhondje can teach kids about responsibility and become a wonderful addition to your family-or it can be a mistake,” she said. Bergen suggests families consider the following before committing:
Questions to Ask Before Deciding Should You Get The Kooikerhondje Puppy
Who is going to care for the Kooikerhondje? Parents and children should agree beforehand who is to be responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and cleaning up after the Kooikerhondje.
Do you have room for the Kooikerhondje, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in townhouses or apartments may prefer a cat, a fish , or bird, instead of the Kooikerhondje. Check at the library or Internet to find out more about Kooikerhondjes to decide if another dog may be more appropriate for your household.
Raising the Kooikerhondje is a big committment and can be expensive. Your family must understand that they may have to give up current activities to properly care for the Kooikerhondje. If that idea is too daunting, parents might suggest delaying until the child is committed enough to help care for the Kooikerhondje.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Kooikerhondje
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the Kooikerhondje in advance of deciding whether to take it home. Rearing the Kooikerhondje is a long-term commitment, so decide carefully before getting one.
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