How can i convince my parents to get me a small puppy?
I have a regular house, 2 floor but my parents wont let me get a dog because if it takes a dump ( poop ) or pee's in the house she thinks that i wont clean it up and that it smells also who will take care of it when im at school. Please help i need some suggestions!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I suggest persistence,
Keep going at it. Show her how responsible you'd be
Like show her that you would clean the poo and pee.
Do extra chores around the house, clean your room, do homework early etc...
Try going for a low shedding dog cause then your parents might consider it...
Do some more research on dogs and inform her about all the benefits of having a dog. It's like another addition to the family!
BUT if your parents aren't willing to watch the puppy while your at school then you have no choice but to NOT get a dog.
Puppies are not easy to take care of though.
Don't think that just because they're cute and cuddly you can handle a dog. Puppies are like babies, needs lots of attention and hard work.
GOOD LUCK! But rethink about the right timing of getting your puppy... Maybe once your older they'll feel that your more responsible and capable of handling a puppy.
- 1 decade ago
I would share with them how responsible you would be with a dog around. Tell them that if you take care of it to let them give you a dog. Do some research on dog owning. There is a lot more to it than it looks..especially if you get a puppy or a not house broken dog. I would recommend getting it over the summer so you can house train it and not have to be at school and worry about homework and sports through the whole week. I choose summer because you are home all day and the puppy will be easier to house train when you are home for 3 months.
Hope this helped.Source(s): own a dog
- 1 decade ago
Yeah, here's a tip: Get a job and move out.
No means no - if they don't think you'll clean up after it, chances are you won't (sorry, but 90% of the time parents are spot on about their kids and their ability to do what they say.)
And if they're worried about smell, well... there's a LOT more to worry about with a pup/dog that isn't properly cared for, trained, or exercised: the messes, chewing on furniture, nipping, jumping, barking, shedding....
They make the money, they pay for the families upkeep, they get to decide what to do with their money that they have left over. PERIOD. If they don't want a dog for whatever reason, that's THEIR choice. That's just how life works.Source(s): Owned by Mutt
- MeganLv 41 decade ago
I don't know why everyone is so mean on Y! answers...
I'd just keep up on some chores and show that you're responsible enough for a puppy. Research potty training and explain it to your parents. Research breeds and which one would be best for you.
Remember that dogs live to be around 15 years old... How old will you be then? Will you leave for college? What will you do with the dog then?
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- 1 decade ago
first of all you have to be willing to take care of the dog ...... many people get dogs and then don't know how to take care of the dog and then they give the dog to a shelter.... I HATE PEOPLE like that so before you do any thing really think if your going to be able to take care of that dog....
- 1 decade ago
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF DOG OWNERSHIP
However, if you are interested in getting a dog for the RIGHT reasons, please ask yourself the following 10 questions, prior to selecting a breed and breeder or visiting your local shelter or rescue facility:
1) Are you, and all those who live with you, committed to spend 12+ years providing health care, food, grooming, training and attention to a dog? Do the people who live with you also want a dog?
2) Do you have the time and/or resources available . . . To take your dog for walks and to the vet? To bath, brush, clip, and, otherwise, groom your dog as often as necessary? Will you want to play and, perhaps, work on training daily, with your dog? Are you willing to take your dog to puppy socialization, kindergarten, and basic obedience classes?
3) Are there lifestyle-altering events that could occur in your foreseeable future? - A baby, caring for an elderly family member, a divorce, job uncertainty, etc. And, how would you deal with these changes as they impacted your ability to care for a dog?
4) Is your personality conducive to dog ownership? Do you often feel 'stressed out'? Do you like to have total control over your environment or 'space'? Are you a 'neat freak'? Are you flexible? Patient? Answer honesty - nobody but you will know AND, more importantly, nobody but you will have to live with the results of your trying to 'fit' your personality to a dog.
5) Are you physically able to care for a dog? Are you economically able to provide care for a dog?
6) Is your environment prepared for a dog and/or are you willing to make the investment of time and money necessary to insure that it does? Is there a yard or park-like area for your dog to walk and relieve him- or her- self? Is your yard, or a portion of it, fenced? If your dog will be outside for any period of time, will you provide a secure and comfortable shelter for your dog? Although you may have a secure and comfortable location for your dog while it is outdoors, dog should not be left outdoors, unattended, for extended periods of time. They can be taunted, released, stolen, or worse. Tethering can cause serious physical harm or death in the event of an entanglement or other such accident. Further, prolonged tethering can cause undesirable behavioral and personality traits to surface. Additionally, garages may contain chemicals, tools and other items that can be dangerous and/or harmful to your dog.
7) Will your dog be alone for long periods of time, daily? Can you arrange for the dog to be let out for a romp, given water, medication, and playtime, as necessary, during the day? Or, will you become angered and frustrated by behavioral issues that may arise due to the fact that your dog is alone for long periods of time? (i.e., relieves him or herself indoors; chews up a blanket, your shoes, your favorite chair cushion; barks incessantly, causing your neighbors to become angry or, perhaps, even call animal control on you; etc. Do not plan to leave your dog outdoors or in a garage all day while you are away! If this is in your plans, I suggest you revisit the question "Why do I/We want a dog?"
8) Are you willing to spay/neuter your dog, as soon as possible, to reduce the chance of an accidental breeding?
9) Do you travel frequently? Will it be difficult for you to find quality care for your dog when you are away?
10) Do you really LOVE dogs? If you are truly motivated by your love of dogs, or a particular dog, you most likely don't need this page. You've done your homework and are ready for a lifelong commitment. You will train and play with your dog, provide appropriate veterinary care and nutrition, you will bath and groom him or her, happily, and the occasional behavioral problem won't throw you for a loop. If this is the case, please visit the other related sections of the library for helpful articles on breed or mix selection, puppy or adult?, adoption or breeder, finding a breeder, preparation for your dog, training care, and more.Source(s): You mum has a point, How are you going to clean up after the pup when your at school 6 1/2hours in 24 hour day? Which only give you 6hours of Poop cleanng. You mum will be cleaning up poop most of the time. She will also be the one to have to take puppy out every 30mintues for potty, after eating, drinking & waking up, as well as play. Will you get up in the middle of the night, not once but multiple to go out in the weather to take your puppy to potty? The major reason not to buy -- supporting the industry You may wish to "rescue" a pet shop puppy. That's completely understandable. We all feel sorry for them. But your good intentions will backfire, because you are feeding the industry by rewarding it with money. You've emptied one cage, yes -- which creates demand for yet another litter to be produced to fill that cage. Even if you're very, very lucky, and your one individual puppy turns out okay, a large percentage of the others will not -- and YOU provided the incentive for them to be born by buying the one who came before them. So what seems like a simple, isolated purchase actually contributes to: The misery of adult females who spend their lives in a cage, being bred again and again to provide puppies that you and others can buy The misery of these future puppies born with health and temperament problems The misery of future families who buy these puppies and then try to cope with the health and temperament problems The misery of animal rescue groups trying to deal with the flood of pet shop puppies dumped on their doorstep because families gave up on the health and temperament problems Please read before buying or adopting http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/buying/articles/p... http://www.geocities.com/mutts02/designer-mutts.ht... http://home.comcast.net/~NoPuppyMillsVA/Poo-dogs__... http://www.canismajor.com/dog/poodogs.html http://www.nextdaypets.com/directory/breeds/B5.asp... http://www.dog-breed-facts.com/index.html http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/purebred.htm http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/dogbreeds/index.h... http://www.raot.org/information/10_reasons_to_adop... http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/animal_adoption/ado... http://www.dogchannel.com/dog-news/dogs-surrendere... http://www.saratoga.com/today/2009/04/pet-corner-s... http://www.showdog-magazine.com/Articles/relinguis... http://www.doginfomat.com/b4ugetadog.htm http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_adoption_information/... http://dogs.about.com/cs/generalcare/a/breeder_ref... http://dogs.about.com/cs/generalcare/p/no_breeding... http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1671&a...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
get some information about potting training your dog - and print it out or check out a book - and then they should know that you are both responsible and ready to have a puppy. make sure you study what you print/check out so you can ready to give them many details :) good luck
- William BLv 71 decade ago
wait till you have a place of your own then get one, you will change your mindSource(s): old timer
- 1 decade ago
Don't get a dog.