Dogs can be good for kids. But this simple idea has been clouded by rumors and news of dogs hurting children. This has caused parents to fear for their children and separate them from dogs. However, this shouldn’t be the case as we are in a changing society where raising children alongside pet dogs have been more than accepted in most households.
A number of studies rose to the occasion of defending these furry little buddies. There are numerous reasons as to why dogs are good to help raise children at home. Among those reasons is that dogs are good teachers of manners and responsibility.
Kids develop confidence by having the need to look after their K9 companion. They would be able to develop at a young age the concept of responsibility. This would include simple tasks such as feeding the dog, keeping the water bowl clean and filled, taking the dog out for a walk, and, when the parents permit, grooming the dog. This gives the child an idea of how it is to take care of others other than themselves.
Dogs also teach children empathy and kindness towards all living beings. These are among the things children don’t easily get to pick up from the four walls of a classroom. There are far more benefits to allowing your kids interact with your house dogs while they are growing up. We could go on all day.
Instead, we have created a very enticing and colorful infographic below showcasing the many perks of owning a dogs and raising children. Check out our graphic by scrolling down and, trust us, you will be more than impressed at you K9 companion as he helps hone your child’s holistic developmental milestones.