Sooner or later, every parent or person in a relationship is going to hear “Can we get a puppy?”
Rather than avoiding the question, parents should consider whether their family is really ready for a pet, says Sharon Bergen, senior vice president of education and training for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of early childhood care and education.
Bergen suggests that parents weigh the pros and cons of adding a pet to the household before agreeing to a child’s request. “A pet can teach children responsibility and become a wonderful addition to a family-or it can be a burden,” she says. Bergen recommends families consider the following before deciding.
A Few Things to Consider Before Bringing a Chug Puppy Into The Family:
Children: You should also be aware that due to a Chug Puppy’s size, they may not be ideal for a family with very small children. Small children may inadvertantly harm your chug puppy while they are playing with them. This does not mean you absoultley should not get one, but be prepared to supervise your children before they get mature enough to handle the chug puppy properly.
Responsibility: Families should agree beforehand who will be responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and cleaning up after the pet. Chug Puppies are pretty low maintenance (see exercise requirements here), but they do require some maintenance and even more affection. If the prospect seems too daunting, parents may suggest waiting until the child is old enough to help care for an animal.
Home Size: If you have a small to medium sized home, a Chug Puppy is ideal. However, if you live on a large lot of land, be aware that chug puppies are small and may be difficult to spot when they are out. They are also susceptible to animals such as hawks and owls. If you are finiky about your furniture, blankets and rugs, make sure you know that chug puppies like to burrow and paw more than other dogs.
Budget: Owning a pet is time consuming and may be expensive. Family members should realize that they may have to give up other activities to properly care for a pet. Luckily chug puppies are small, so your food budget won’t be as high as other breeds. They are also mutts, which generally means better health.
Bergen recommends the whole family meet the animal before deciding to take it home. Owning a pet is a long-term commitment, so think carefully before adopting your new family member.