Pet dogs have played a significant role in our lives. With advantages outweighing the disadvantages of owning a pet dog and including it to the family alongside our children, we have benefited greatly from this. One such perk of having a house dog is that you not only have a companion but also you get a protector. Centuries have proven that dogs have been truly loyal to their owners, to the point of even sacrificing themselves for a greater cause.
Also, another role house dogs play in our lives is that they can be a means of some form of therapy for both the parents and the children. Studies have proven that dogs lower stress and anxiety for most parents, especially a very tiring and long day. This too is evident in children. Having pet dogs can impact positively on the child’s growth, both physically and emotionally.
The presence of a house pet alone can improve our overall well-being, reducing stress and anxiety. Studies have also shown that pet dogs have that calming effect for their owners. Since dogs respond greatly to positive affection and pro-social behavior, children can easily develop their positive affection for their pets at an early age. This will pave the way for a holistic developmental milestone for the child.
These are only a few of the many advantages of pet dogs on children. We have put together a very interesting and colorful Infographic summarizing the many perks of having companion animals in the household.
Check out below the visual graphic. This could help cement your decision in owning your very own four-legged companion.