Sooner or later, every parent is likely to be asked: “Dad, can we get that American Akita puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents are advised to ponder if the clan is ready for a new dog, and even moreso a American Akita, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, this country’s foremost provider of early childhood education.
When asking yourself “should you get the American Akita” Bergen suggests the parents ascertain the positives and negatives of adding the American Akita to the family prior to giving in to a child’s request. “The American Akita can teach our children responsibility and become a fantastic addition to your family-or it can become a mistake,” she says. Bergen suggests you ponder the following before deciding:
Things to Ask Yourself Before Deciding Should You Get The American Akita Puppy
Who will care for the American Akita? Families must come to an agreement beforehand who will be the one responsible for feeding, bathing, walking and cleaning up behind the American Akita.
Do you have room for the American Akita, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in apartments or townhouses may prefer a cat, a bird or fish, rather than the American Akita. Check your library or online to find out more about American Akitas to decide if another breed may be more suitable for your family.
Being the owner of the American Akita is time consuming and can be expensive. Your family has to realize that they may have to give up other activities to properly care for the American Akita. If that requirement seems too daunting, parents should consider postponing until the child is committed enough to help raise the American Akita.
Conclusion: Should You Get A American Akita
Bergen recommends the whole household meet the American Akita in advance of deciding to take it home. Raising the American Akita is a big commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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