Sooner or later, you are going to hear: “Daddy, can I get that Portuguese Pointer puppy?”
Rather than dodge the question, parents should decide whether the family is prepared for a new dog, and even moreso a Portuguese Pointer, according to Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this nation’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
While deciding “should you get the Portuguese Pointer” Bergen recommends parents weigh the pros and cons of bringing the Portuguese Pointer to the family prior to acquiescing to a child’s wishes. “The Portuguese Pointer can teach your children responsibility and be a wonderful addition to a family-or it can be a mistake,” she says. Bergen recommends you consider the following before committing:
Things to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The Portuguese Pointer Puppy
Who will care for the Portuguese Pointer? Households must come to an agreement beforehand who is to be the one responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and picking up behind the Portuguese Pointer.
Is there space for the Portuguese Pointer, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in townhouses or apartments may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the Portuguese Pointer. Check with the library or Internet to find out more about Portuguese Pointers to learn if another pet may be more suited for the family.
Being the owner of the Portuguese Pointer is time consuming and may be expensive. Family members has to realize that they are required to forego existing activities to properly care for the Portuguese Pointer. If that thought is too daunting, you may want to suggest waiting until the child is responsible enough to help care for the Portuguese Pointer.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Portuguese Pointer
Bergen advises the entire household meet the Portuguese Pointer before agreeing to take it home. Getting the Portuguese Pointer is a big commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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