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Kids and Puppies – Things to Think About

  Sooner or later, when it comes to kids and puppies every parent is likely to hear: "Please, can I have a puppy?"   Let's dive right in.   Kids And Puppies Involve Many ConsiderationsRather than dodge the question, parents should consider whether their family is ready for a pet, says Sharon Bergen, an instructor of Early Childhood and Youth Development at Dakota County Technical College. Bergen suggests that when it comes to kids and puppies parents should 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...

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