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]Reasons to Get a Dog]for your Children.

It has widely been reported 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. Among the several pets available, dog is preferred as the most favorite in several homes. Dogs are known to be a great asset in contributing to the growth of young children. And for that, dogs are preferred pets in most homes. 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 make good friends to your children. 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. Dogs have a way of providing a leaning shoulder to the children when they became angry or sad.

Leaving the dog under the care of the child will make the child feel responsible. Teaching your kids how to look after the dog is a great way of teaching them how to be responsible children. The skills acquired will make them grow as responsible people. 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 era of digital world, you will always find children indoors playing games on phones, play stations, etc., limiting their time of having physical games. Having a dog around will encourage the kids to go out and play with the dog, thus having to do some exercise which is good for their bodies.

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.

Children living with a dog around will always have enhanced health. Dogs make great playmates for the children, therefore, letting the children exercise while in play and stay in 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.

Sometimes, children are busy and leave the family dog alone with no companion, promoting the dog to feel lonely at times. Throw balls are great play toys for dogs that ensure they do not feel lonely once the children are away or cannot play with them.