Eventually, most parents are going to be asked: “Daddy, may I have that Poodle puppy?”
Rather than ignore the question, parents are advised to consider if the family is prepared for a new dog, and even moreso a Poodle, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the country’s leading provider of early childhood education and care.
While deciding “should the family get the Poodle” Bergen advises the parents evaluate the plusses and minuses of adding the Poodle to the household prior to acquiescing to a kid’s request. “The Poodle can teach kids responsibility and become a wonderful addition to your household-or it can become a hassle,” she has said. Bergen suggests parents consider the following before committing:
Questions to Ask Before Deciding Should You Get The Poodle Puppy
Who will care for the Poodle? Parents and children should agree beforehand who is to be responsible for bathing, feeding, walking and cleaning up after the Poodle.
Is there space for the Poodle, or does your landlord allow dogs? Families who live in townhouses or apartments may be better suited to a fish, a cat, or bird, instead of the Poodle. Check your local library or Internet to find out more about Poodles to decide if another animal may be more appropriate for your household.
Raising the Poodle is time consuming and not cheap. Family members must know that they may have to give up current activities to spend time with the Poodle. If that thought seems too daunting, you might consider postponing until the child is responsible enough to help raise the Poodle.
Conclusion: Should You Get A Poodle
Bergen advises the entire household meet the Poodle prior to committing to take it home. Rearing the Poodle is a huge commitment, so decide carefully before adopting one.
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