Dogs are cuddly, cute, friendly, loyal, and so on. Most of us love them. We have grown with fond memories of our K9 companion, from playing under the rain to running all over the neighborhood to sleeping side by side. And we grew up just fine.
Child rearing isn’t a walk in the park, especially for first-time parents, but did you know that children could benefit from growing up with house dogs? Having a pet at home provides constant companionship for the child as he or she faces the challenges of childhood. We have experienced growing up finding great comfort from our furry little buddies. The mere sight of them wagging their tail back and forth with their tongue out and drooling easily melts our hearts, despite us feeling sad, angry, afraid, or tired. They simply lighten our day.
Studies have shown that petting and cuddling our K9 companions help relieve stress and make us feel relaxed. This is one of the biggest advantages of having pet dogs. They help relieve anxiety and stress. Another advantage of caring for a dog is that they encourage us to keep an active lifestyle. According to studies, children growing up with pet dogs have been shown to exercise more often in a day compared with those who do not own a dog. Naturally, this is because dogs need to stay active. They need to go out for walks and also need plenty of time to play.
These are just a few of the many benefits of raising children with dogs at home. To easily show you the many perks, we have created an infographic below detailing those advantages. Check out the eye-catching graphic to see why dogs are truly man’s best friend.