Mumbling Mommy

If you’ve ever owned a dog before, then you already know the huge benefits that these four legged friends have for us. From loyalty and companionship to somebody just to go for a walk with when you’re in the mood for some fresh air, dogs could be the best friend you ever have. Did you know, though, that dogs can provide amazing benefits for your children, too?

There is every chance that your kids have been nagging your ears off about getting a dog. The good news is that with the best dog trainers and a lot of patience, you could have the perfect puppy to join your family. If the kids have been begging, there is no real reason to say no when there are plenty of reasons to say yes. In this post, we’re going to take a look at all of the benefits and all of the reasons that you should say yes to giving your children a puppy.

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  • If you are not planning on having more than one child, then a dog can really help. Getting an only child a dog will help them to feel less lonely. They’ll learn how to share you and your time, as well as their own space, and they can learn to be respectful to other living things. They’ll learn kindness and how to be loving, just like they would if they were dealing with a sibling.
  • Dogs can help to teach your children responsibility. You are already busy enough with children, so you probably don’t have time to constantly walk a dog or groom it or feed it. But that’s what the kids are there for. Dogs can teach children all about responsibility and how hard but how necessary it is to care for another living thing in a way that keeps everybody happy and healthy. Children will learn how to take initiative, remain grounded, and learn that they need to act a certain way for another living thing to depend on them.
  • Dogs are great immune system builders. You are probably used to the fact that your kids are coming back from school with every kind of illness under the sun, but children who live with dogs tend to become less sick throughout their lives. There are studies that show that babies who are brought into a home that has a dog are less susceptible to any colds or respiratory infections.
  • Dogs offer your children protection. A dog in the home reduces the chance of a break in or a robbery and therefore dogs are great for protecting against those who take the chance to rob you. They are always on guard, ready to bark and defend their family because they are very protective, especially of kids in the house. Thieves are less likely to strike because they know that a dog will warn their owner. This keeps your kids protected.

A new dog can make your children feel overjoyed and happy, as they will have somebody in the home to play with and to love. 

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