If a child asks for a dog

If a child asks for a dog
If a child asks for a dog
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The child is begging you to buy some puppy again. But is he ready for such a responsibility?

If a child asks for a dog…

The child is begging you to buy some puppy again. But is he ready to take responsibility for someone else's life?

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Adults sometimes know perfectly well that animals are a big responsibility, as well as serious obligations, which sometimes cost a lot. But how to resist children's tears? Alas, the emotions of babies change very quickly, as well as desires. And your daughter's favorite kitten in a month or two will become completely your cat.

The "honeymoon", during which the child walks the dog, cleans and cares for it, does not last long. Sometimes even less than a calendar month. And then you yourself have to pick up a leash and go for a long walk in the surrounding wastelands three times a day.

But on the other hand, taking care of a pet is a great opportunity to teach your child responsibility. In this case, you need to show a he althy realism. Do not expect from a 5-year-old boy the commitment of an adult. But the kid will be happy to keep you company when walking a puppy. At six or seven years old, he can already be trusted with more responsible tasks, such as feeding an animal. Take your baby with you when you go shopping for food.

Children between the ages of nine and 12 can already attend dog training courses. First, together with you, and therefore independently. At the same age, they can be assigned less pleasant tasks, such as bathing the animal and cleaning up after it. And after 13 years, a child is able to take almost full responsibility for a pet.

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