How To Ask Your Parents For A Dog


Before reading this article, go check out my other article!  How to Take Care of a Dog or Cat

Let’s say you don’t have a pet, and you really want a dog. There is no need to worry, though, for I am here to help you get a dog.

Every time you ask for a dog, your parents say no. Want to know why? Well, most parents end up taking care of the dog because the kids just forget about them. You must show your parents that you are mature and responsible. If not, they will never let you have one. First of all, you can think about dogs that don’t shed as much. No one wants a dog who sheds a thousand strands of fur on everything they touch, especially if one member of the family is allergic. Sneezing isn’t fun, especially when you do it more than ten times in less than a minute. You need to remember that dogs may have phobias of storms or have the total opposite and start chasing the mailman. If you are looking for a guard dog, look at getting a Border Collie (left).

     If you are looking for a dog who will just be a pet, look for a dog like the Labrador (right). Before you start asking your parents, remember that they will need really good care so they can be a happy and healthy pet. It’s not fun cleaning up throw up off of a rug. If you have a blind family member, they will be good guide dogs. If you are ever wanting to do something while quarantined, take your dog outside and start running. Labradors love to run and are really fast. All dogs have pros and cons.

Here are some difficult diseases or issues that Labs are more susceptible to:

  • Cancer
  • Ear Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Heart Problems

You may want to choose wisely, for the vet bills will last forever. Some dogs may even die at a young age. If you don’t want a Labrador, you can get a Bichon Frise. Not only are they soft and cuddly, but they are super playful. They are also gentle. They love kids, too! Just a fair warning; Bichon Frise dogs don’t like being left alone for more than a few hours. They can live up to 12-15 years, which is a big lifespan. I hope you can choose from these choices and make the right decision. If you couldn’t find a dog you liked, just visit


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