]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 contribute a lot towards the development 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. Dogs are always ready for play either indoor or outdoor. A family dog will always be available to keep the children busy especially when other neighborhood playmates are not around, taking away the loneliness. Sometimes, children become angry, stressed or even sad and finds solace in their dogs.
Leaving the dog under the care of the child will make the child feel responsible. 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. 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 world, children have stopped playing the old physical games and have turned to digital games on play stations, tables etc. Children will always find fun while playing out with the dog other than sitting around, promoting them to do some physical exercises.
There are ways that a dog enlightens the spirit of a child even when they are angry, helping them grow emotionally. Sometimes, children can become emotional and portray an unruly behavior, perfect time to bond with the dog and make them feel loved. A family dog strengthens the bond between siblings.
A family dog will ensure the health of your children is improved. Dogs make great playmates for the children, therefore, letting the children exercise while in play and stay in good health. Having a dog at home will ensure the children wash hands regularly and keep the dog clean so as not to bring any dirt and germs, boosting their ability to be prone to diseases.
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.