Dog has been known to be a man’s best friend. The saying has been there for thousands years ago explaining the relationship between man and dog. Almost every home has a dog as the most preferred pet. They play a significant role in development of children. The contribution towards the development of young children is the reason most families keep dogs. Family dog will contribute towards your child’s development by been a great playmate and companion. Below, we look at some of the reasons why you should keep a dog for your children.
Dogs become friendly with the kids. Dogs make a good player companion to the kids. 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.
The child will feel bestowed with the responsibility of taking care of the dog. 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. 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 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.
A dog will help children grow emotionally by always uplifting their mood as well as making them feel loved. Not only does a dog make a child feel loved, he also make a child feel comfortable and happy when around. Children enjoying with the family dog will also increase the bond between them.
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.