Can I Get a Dog, Please?
I really want a dog, but my parents keep saying no. I have promised to take care of the dog and take it for walks and everything, but they give me lectures about how much work and responsibility it is, and then they say no again. How can I convince them that I can take care of a dog?
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Why don’t you ask your parents if you can start with a smaller pet – say a turtle or a fish? Tell them that you’d like to show them how responsibly you can take care of that pet; by feeding it and cleaning out its aquarium, etc.
If they still don’t think you’re ready, look around for a neighbor who might like some help walking or playing with their dog, and offer your assistance. The more experience you get, the better you’ll do when you eventually get a dog of your own.
Edda is not a medical professional but a local lady who loves to give out advice, even when it's not asked of her. Submit your question to [email protected] for Edda to answer.