It’s always so cute to see a dog and a child being best friends! Here are 5 benefits a child gets when they grow up with a dog.
Activity and Exercise
A child who has a dog companion will likely play and exercise more than those who don’t have a dog. This is because they may go for walks or runs with the dog or play games with them.
Dogs can make kids very happy, and it’s proven that interacting with animals can raise dopamine and serotonin levels in people!
Owning a dog can teach a child to be more responsible. They learn to feed and care for the dog, how to respect the dog’s boundaries, and about compassion and empathy. They also gain confidence from these responsibilities.
A dog can provide your child with valuable companionship and a bond that is simply unbreakable. Through all the ups and downs, good times and bad times, and challenges of growing up, a dog will be there for them.
Did you know that studies have found that babies who grow up around dogs (and pets in general) often don’t get sick as often? This is because they are exposed to microbes and dander carried and brought around by those pets, and it’s likely that this helps improve immunity. It may even reduce a child’s risk of developing allergies!
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