How to Convince Your Mother to Let You Get a Dog
How to Convince Your Mother to Let You Get
If you’ve dreamed of canine companionship
but a stubborn parent is standing in your
way, use this guide to champion all the benefits
of a family dog.
You will need Responsibility and perseverance.
Research the right type of dog for your family
and lifestyle as well as the cost of the license,
shots, and other fees.
Be as knowledgeable as possible.
Show off several possible options to get your
mother interested and emotionally involved
in picking a cute furry friend.
Display enough responsibility to take care
of a dog by keeping up with your chores, cleaning
your room, and maintaining good grades in
Talk about the benefits of getting a dog such
as security at home, friendship, and more
time outside playing instead of lounging in
front of the TV.
Offer incentives such as chipping in for the
cost, or ask for a dog as a gift for a birthday
or for a major personal accomplishment like
A part-time job will help with the costs of
the dog and speak volumes on your commitment
Think of possible reasons your mother doesn’t
want a dog and come up with counter arguments
to keep her from saying no right away.
Beg as a last resort.
If nothing’s working, drop the topic, but
bring it up periodically until a compromise
is reached and a new puppy or dog is adopted.
Did you know The bloodhound, known for its
keen sense of smell, is the only dog breed
to have the evidence it collects allowed in
a court of law.