A well – raised puppy or a dog can teach the kids many things besides, how to care for a pet. According to some recent studies, pet encourages a child’s emotional, physical and mental development. No doubt, the children having pets are more likely to develop better social skills and higher – self esteem. Having a dog is wonderful experience for adults as well as kids. So if you are not allowing your kids to get a dog then you must have read this article as now, I am going to tell you what your kids can learn by having a dog. Here are some lessons that your dog can teach your kids :-
1. LOYALTY AND LOVE :-
Now, everyone knows that dog is a loyal animal and no one can deny from this fact. There are many stories in the world about the loyalty of pet. According to a story, a dog refuses to leave the graveside of his master which shows how much he loved his master. Loyalty and love comes naturally in the dogs , maybe because of thousands of stories that proves the loyalty and love of dogs towards their owner. If the child will respect the dogs and give enough love and care, then dogs will give child the same. Coming home to that wagging tail and happy face everyday, can help your kids in developing self – esteem and self – confidence.
2. EXERCISE :-
Dogs can provide your child a lot of opportunities to get healthy and active. Dogs need to do exercise in order to stay mentally and emotionally balanced and that works for humans too. Once your kids learn the responsibilities of having dog then the first thing they will learn how exercise is important for dogs. And he will have to take dog outside for evening and morning walk. This will not only helps to keep your dog to stay healthy but also your child.
3. THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY :-
Dogs are pack of animals naturally, and according to studies, dogs bring out the instinct in humans also. Once we get a pet, all the members of family spend more time together. All the members will play with dogs which will bring the family together and hence, their love will increase more.
4. READING :-
It is not a joke and your dog can actually teach your child reading. Learning to read is one of the biggest and important challenge in your child’s life. Initially, he will definetly make mistakes which can be embarrassing for them. The best solution of this problem is that the child can read to dogs as dogs are non – judgemental and comforting furry friend who will listen patiently and he won’t be annoyed if the child make any mistakes. Child have to practice, practice and practice for a good reading. Young children s who read out loud to their dogs can really improved his reading skills so this is one of the advantage if you are planning to get a dog as they can do a better job than you so good luck!
5. SOCIALIZATION :-
Dogs are the best for children who has trouble in making friends. Once you get a dog, you will have to take him out in the park, other people with dogs or the people who loves dogs will want to talk to you because of your cute, little furry friend. This will definetly helps in solving the problem of your kids. He will develop self – confidence and self – esteem which will play an important role in teaching your child socialization.
6. RESPONSIBILITY :-
Well, everyone knows that getting a pet will teach you various responsibilties. Children who takes care of dogs know what it feels like when a creature rely on them completely and this teaches the responsibilty. However, it doesn’t mean that you let your dog to completely rely on child as he is still not mature enough to take complete responsibilty of dogs but you can introduce each aspect gradually of the dog’s care slowly.
7. PATIENCE AND COMPASSION :-
A dog is not capable of the things that humans are, and he will require care and special attention as he grows older. Understanding these differences is very important as it can help your child in learning to be compassionate and patient with those dogs suffering from disabilities.
8. TRUST :-
Your child can actually build up trust between him and your dogs. Sometimes, child feels shy in opening up his secrets so he will need someone with whom he can say anything. Once he opens up with the dog then he can learn to open up with other people too.
Now you see how getting a dog teaches responsibility to your children and all these lessons can be learn by adults too. A dog is considered to be an ideal pet for children and when the child comes home, it feels so good when dog jumps and panting with excitement and joy at seeing him however before getting a dog, a child must learn to be responsible towards dog’s care.