It is said that a dog is man’s best friend. Man and dog have had a great companionship over for several years, promoting the use of the phrase. Among the several pets available, dog is preferred as the most favorite in several homes. They play a significant role in development of 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.
Your children develop a great relationship with the dog. 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. When a child is angry, he/she will always turn to the dog for comfort.
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. 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. If a child become emotional or portray an emotional behavior, they always find comfort in a family dog. Children enjoying with the family dog will also increase the bond between them.
Another great benefit of having a family dog is improved health status of your kids. While playing with the dog, children end up doing activities that will always ensure their bodies are in good shape, promoting good health. Contrary to some particular beliefs that dogs bring dirt and germs at home, they actually improve the immune system of the children.
Dogs also require some play time and can only feel the loneliness when the kids are busy in school, doing homework or away on trip. 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.