Sooner or later, every parent is going to hear: “Dad, may I get that Australian Kelpie puppy?”
Instead of ignoring the question, parents are advised to think about whether the family is prepared for a dog, and even moreso a Australian Kelpie, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s foremost provider of early childcare.
While pondering “should we get the Australian Kelpie” Bergen advises parents ascertain the positives and negatives of bringing the Australian Kelpie to the household before giving in to a child’s wish. “The Australian Kelpie can teach our children about responsibility and become a wonderful addition to a household-or it can be a hassle,” she is quoted as saying. Bergen advises families consider the following before committing:
Things to Think About Before Deciding Should You Get The Australian Kelpie Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the Australian Kelpie? Households must agree beforehand who will be responsible for bathing, feeding, walking and picking up behind the Australian Kelpie.
Do you have an area for the Australian Kelpie, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a fish, a cat, or bird, rather than the Australian Kelpie. Check your library or online to find out more about Australian Kelpies to learn if another pet may be more appropriate for the family.
Being the owner of the Australian Kelpie is time consuming and can be expensive. Family members has to realize that they are expected to forego other activities to properly care for the Australian Kelpie. If the idea is too much of a committment, you may consider waiting until the child is old enough to help care for the Australian Kelpie.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Australian Kelpie
Bergen advises the whole family meet the Australian Kelpie in advance of deciding to take it home. Rearing the Australian Kelpie is a huge commitment, so think carefully before getting one.
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