]Reasons to Get a Dog]for your Children.
It is said that a dog is man’s best friend. This phrase has been used over several years ago, referring to how man found companion in dogs. Almost every home has a dog as the most preferred pet. Dogs are known to be a great asset in contributing to the growth of young children. This is the reason most homes with growing kids keep dogs as their preferred pet. A family dog will not only become your child friend but will also play an important role in his/her development. Below is a discussion of some of the benefits of having a dog at home.
Dogs become friendly with the kids. Children can always play with the dogs at home or outdoors whenever they need to. A family dog will always be available to keep the children busy especially when other neighborhood playmates are not around, taking away the loneliness. When a child is angry, he/she will always turn to the dog for comfort.
The child will feel bestowed with the responsibility of taking care of the dog. Teach your child how to care, feed and bath the dog as a great way of teaching them how to be responsible. Once the children develop these parental skills, they will grow up as responsible young adults in future. By taking part in those small dog chores, the kid will develop self-confidence, and feel more committed and responsible.
Another benefit of having a family dog is that it will promote the child to do more exercises, whilst playing with the dog. In today’s world, children have stopped playing the old physical games and have turned to digital games on play stations, tables etc. The dog will promote the kids to go out and have those physical games like playing ball with the dog, ending up with enough exercises.
Children find a sense of belonging when with dogs. Sometimes, children can become emotional and portray an unruly behavior, perfect time to bond with the dog and make them feel loved. Siblings with a family dog play together, thus increasing the love both between them.
A family dog will ensure the health of your children is improved. While playing with the dog, children end up doing activities that will always ensure their bodies are in good shape, promoting good health. Although some families worry that the dog will bring germs and diseases at home, on the contrary, the presence of germs and dirt will boost the children’s immune system as well as ensure they regularly wash their hands to prevent spreading germs and diseases related to the dog.
Dogs also require some play time and can only feel the loneliness when the kids are busy in school, doing homework or away on trip. In these case, keep your dog busy by getting him/her play toys such as automatic ball throwers to play with.