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Importance of Having a Family Dog to your Children.

It has widely been reported 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. Almost every home has a dog as the most preferred pet. Dogs contribute a lot towards the development 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. 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. 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.

There are ways that a dog enlightens the spirit of a child even when they are angry, helping them grow emotionally. If a child become emotional or portray an emotional behavior, they always find comfort in a family dog. Siblings with a family dog play together, thus increasing the love both between them.

A family dog will ensure the health of your children is improved. 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.

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. In these case, keep your dog busy by getting him/her play toys such as automatic ball throwers to play with.