Benefits of Having a Family Dog.
It has widely been reported that a dog is man’s best friend. The saying has been there for thousands years ago explaining the relationship between man and dog. Today, a dog has become one of the most favorite pet that is always found in almost every homestead. 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. We highlight the importance of having dogs at home.
Your children develop a great relationship with the dog. Dogs make a good player companion to the kids. When your kid’s playmates and friends are away; it is possible for the child to feel lonely, thus an excellent opportunity for them to play with the dog and get companion. 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. As a result, the children will develop with enough skills to help them become responsible young adults. It is also a way of improving their self-confidence and esteem.
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. Children will always find fun while playing out with the dog other than sitting around, promoting them to do some physical exercises.
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.
Another great benefit of having a family dog is improved health status of your kids. By having a dog around, you are assured the children will do exercises while playing with the dog, thus improving their 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.
It is important to note that dogs also feel lonely when left alone especially when the children are away or busy doing other things. 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.