Let them know that you are definitely responsible enough to handle the responsibility of owning a pet. Be ready to demonstrate that by volunteering to be tested. Have your parents give you something to take care of for a set amount of time. It can be an egg with a mark on it don't let it break! a sack of flour, a plant, a virtual pet a virtual pet meaning the dogs on the Petz five games. www.google.com. type in "Petz five". or even a friend's pet. Doing well on this test run may help show your parents that you're responsible and serious about wanting a dog. ',
Do chores around the house to prove you are responsible. Offer to help with the extra housecleaning and vacuuming. Dogs can be messy, especially before they're housebroken. Most dogs will shed. Since it is you who wants a dog, you should make the extra effort. You should explain to your parents that you are willing to do this before the dog gets there to prove your sincerity.
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