Sooner or later, every parent is likely to be asked: “Please, can we get that French Spaniel puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents are advised to consider if their clan is ready for a puppy, and even moreso a French Spaniel, says Sharon Bergen, SVP of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
While asking yourself “should the family get the French Spaniel” Bergen advises that parents weigh the plusses and minuses of adding the French Spaniel to the family prior to agreeing to a child’s wishes. “The French Spaniel can teach our kids responsibility and be a great addition to your family-or it can be a chore,” she said. Bergen advises you think about the following before deciding:
Questions to Ask Before Answering Should You Get The French Spaniel Puppy
Who will be the one to care for the French Spaniel? Households must come to an agreement beforehand who will be the one in charge of bathing, walking, feeding and picking up after the French Spaniel.
Do you have room for the French Spaniel, and does your landlord allow dogs? Folks living in townhouses or apartments may prefer a bird, a fish, or cat, instead of the French Spaniel. Check at the library or online to learn more about French Spaniels to learn if another animal may be more appropriate for your household.
Rearing the French Spaniel is a big committment and not cheap. Family members must understand that they will have to forego existing activities to spend time with the French Spaniel. If that thought seems too daunting, parents should suggest delaying until the child is old enough to help care for the French Spaniel.
Conclusion: Should You Get A French Spaniel
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the French Spaniel in advance of committing to take it home. Rearing the French Spaniel is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting one.
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