HOW TO PROMOTE PARENTS TO BUY THE DOG
Which gift is most desired for a child? New doll, bike, fashion gadget? Maybe. But for many children, the dream is to buy a puppy. A tailed friend will never betray, be able to protect against enemies, and if necessary, will cheer up. But what if the parents flatly refuse to buy a dog?
It is important to know before asking a puppy from parents
Children and dog
An animal is not a toy. You can throw the ball under the sofa and safely forget about it for a month or two. It won’t work out with a dog. She will have to be educated and trained in teams (“near”, “to me”, “not allowed”, “to sit”, etc.). You, as the responsible owner, will have to play with the pet, take him for walks twice a day (usually in the morning and in the evening, and in any weather). The dog will need to show the veterinarian. And of course, feed.
A dog can bring not only pleasant chores. You will have to wash the dirty paws of a tailed friend after a walk, clean up if the dog is vomiting. You will have the obligation to bathe and comb the animal in a timely manner so that clothes and furniture in the apartment are not covered with a layer of wool.
With a dog you will have to be at home more often. Dogs, like humans, are bored. From a lack of attention, a dog can even become seriously ill. Therefore, you will either have to take your pet with you while walking with friends, or find fun at home.
All dogs are individual. Before asking your parents for a puppy, read more about your favorite breed. Let’s say you would like to have a handsome pit bull terrier. Please note that this is a very serious breed. With improper upbringing, a pit bull can turn into a real monster. However, with a skilled owner, these dogs can be no more dangerous than a dachshund or a poodle. It is better to find out all the subtleties of the character of the representatives of the desired breed in advance.
Children and dog
Remember that deciding to become the owner of the dog, you take on considerable responsibility. Of course, the animal will be your faithful and sincere friend, but still requiring care and good care. If you read about the intricacies of caring for dogs, feeding, raising, the necessary vaccinations, then you already know that part of your personal time will be devoted to the pet. Answer your question, can you become a really good host? If the answer is yes, proceed with the agreement of the parents.
How to convince parents that you need a dog
Children and dog
First, make sure of your own accuracy and love of order. If in your room there is a crazy mess, packages of chips and candy wrappers lie all around, clothes are scattered around, then your parents are unlikely to agree to buy a puppy. And they will be right. How can you take care of an animal, even if you can’t take care of yourself? Put things in order: wipe the dust, vacuum and wash the floor, take out the trash, carefully place books and toys on the shelves.
If you are in school, correct the bad grades (if any). Mom and Dad are more likely to listen to a request for a dog if they know that you are trying to study.
Decide on the breed of dog in advance. Better give preference to medium-sized or small companion dogs that are good to all family members. If the house already has other animals (cats, hamsters, etc.), consider that you need a dog that will not tend to dominate. Such breeds include, for example, a poodle. These dogs are very intelligent, not prone to aggression, can get along in the same house with a cat. However, you choose. The main thing is to learn as much as possible about your favorite breed. Read the reviews of the owners of breeding nurseries, find out the legends associated with the breed. That is, by the time you talk with your parents, you should be “savvy.”
Before talking, try putting yourself in the shoes of adults. If your parents rent a house, they can refuse to buy a four-legged friend not out of harm. If you live in a one-room apartment, then mom and dad will not be able to buy a giant dog. If there is not much money in the family, alas, you will have to forget about buying a puppy of an too expensive breed. Try to consider all the nuances that may appear during a conversation about buying a dog. Perhaps your parents will meet you, offering to take a purebred puppy from the shelter. Or agree to buy a small dog. Or they promise to buy an animal after some time. Be prepared for a compromise.
Before you start asking the dog, choose the right moment. When your parents come home from work (tired, angry), you better not start. Also, do not ask to buy a puppy by phone. It is advisable to schedule a conversation for the weekend, when mom and dad are in a good mood.
To begin, ask your parents to listen to you until the end. Explain why you need a dog. Phrases like “I just want to have a dog” or “Kole bought it, but I’m worse” are unlikely to impress parents. Say you need a true friend that you will take care of. What have you been dreaming about a puppy for a long time? For the sake of persuasion, tell a little interesting about the dogs of your favorite breed.