Is your child ready for a dog?

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Your child is a wonderful part of your life, and you want her to have every opportunity available to her. This includes pet ownership. However, you aren’t entirely sure she is ready to help care for a dog. How can you tell?

If you will expect your child to help with the pet care responsibilities, you will need to determine what needs to be done, and what portion of this is reasonable to ask of your child. Because she is unique, you will need to take into account her age, maturity level, and current knowledge of canine habits and needs into account when determining this. If she is able to display appropriate behavior around a pet and is willing to pitch in with the chores a bit, she may be ready for a pet.  For additional information, please contact your local Colorado Springs, CO vet.


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