Dog has been known to be a man’s best friend. Man and dog have had a great companionship over for several years, promoting the use of the phrase. 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. 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 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. 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. As one of the ways of making the child became responsible, show them how to care for the dog. 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 world, children have stopped playing the old physical games and have turned to digital games on play stations, tables etc. 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.
A dog will help children grow emotionally by always uplifting their mood as well as making them feel loved. 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.
Children living with a dog around will always have enhanced health. By having a dog around, you are assured the children will do exercises while playing with the dog, thus improving their 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.
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.