It is said that a dog is man’s best friend. The saying has been there for thousands years ago explaining the relationship between man and dog. Among the several pets available, dog is preferred as the most favorite in several homes. They play a significant role in development of children. The contribution towards the development of young children is the reason most families keep dogs. A family dog will not only become your child friend but will also play an important role in his/her development. Below, we look at some of the reasons why you should keep a dog for your children.
Dogs become friendly with the kids. Dogs are always ready for play either indoor or outdoor. Sometimes, the neighborhood friends are away or busy elsewhere, and your child can feel lonely when left with no one to play with, providing a great opportunity for them to play with the dog. 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. The skills acquired will make them grow as responsible people. It is also a way of improving their self-confidence and esteem.
Children playing with the dog always promotes them to do some exercises now and then. In today’s era of digital world, you will always find children indoors playing games on phones, play stations, etc., limiting their time of having physical games. Children will always find fun while playing out with the dog other than sitting around, promoting them to do some physical exercises.
Children find a sense of belonging when with dogs. Not only does a dog make a child feel loved, he also make a child feel comfortable and happy when around. A family dog strengthens the bond between siblings.
A family dog will ensure the health of your children is improved. By having a dog around, you are assured the children will do exercises while playing with the dog, thus improving their health. Contrary to some particular beliefs that dogs bring dirt and germs at home, they actually improve the immune system of the children.
It is important to note that dogs also feel lonely when left alone especially when the children are away or busy doing other things. In these case, keep your dog busy by getting him/her play toys such as automatic ball throwers to play with.