REA­SONS WHY DOG ARE GOOD FOR KIDS

Makes one lov­able.

Woman's Era - - Contents - Mal­lika Chugh

A KID WHO HAS A PET DOG IS ABLE TO UN­DER­STAND THE IM­POR­TANCE OF CARE AND LOVE. IT HELPS IN DE­VEL­OP­ING NUR­TUR­ING SKILLS IN KIDS AND AL­LOWS THEM TO BE SMART AND CAR­ING IN­DI­VID­U­ALS WHEN THEY GROW UP.

When we look back on life we all wanted a pet when we were kids. We were mostly not able to keep a pet be­cause our par­ents used to be busy or they could not af­ford to do all the ex­ten­sive work which is re­quired to be done for a pet. How­ever, there are a few rea­sons here which can help one con­vince their par­ents to keep a pet.

Teach self­less love: A dog’s love is al­ways un­con­di­tional. A child who has a pet dog would know pure love. A per­son who is ca­pa­ble of lov­ing a dog un­con­di­tion­ally is able to at­tach and love any­one. This makes the in­di­vid­ual more emo­tional, com­pas­sion­ate and sen­si­tive to­wards their sur­round­ings. Un­der­stand­ing of care and love: A kid who has a pet dog is able to un­der­stand the im­por­tance of care and love. It helps in de­vel­op­ing nur­tur­ing skills in kids and al­lows them to be smart and car­ing in­di­vid­u­als when they grow up.

The love a kid gets from the pet even acts as a strong emo­tional sup­port when some­one tries to mis­be­have.

Re­spon­si­bil­ity: The kids who have a pet tend to be more re­spon­si­ble than oth­ers. They learn to take up re­spon­si­bil­i­ties such as tak­ing their dog out for a walk, feed­ing it on time and tak­ing care of its needs. This helps in mak­ing the child bet­ter pre­pared for its fu­ture where he or she can take up re­spon­si­bil­i­ties when grown up.

Stronger im­mune sys­tem: Kids who have had a pet tend to have a stronger im­mu­nity than the kids who have not had. The kids who have a pet tend to clean their hands more of­ten be­cause they touch the dog. Due to con­stant con­tact with the dog their body makes more an­ti­bod­ies which helps them pre­vent most of the in­fec­tions. This helps them in hav­ing a stronger im­mu­nity. Help in im­prov­ing so­cial skills: The kids who have a dog tend to have a bet­ter so­cial cir­cle from the very be­gin­ning. They tend to have more friends. It has been stud­ied that the kids who have a pet tend to be more friendly be­cause an in­di­vid­ual who can treat their an­i­mals well and un­der­stand their emo­tions well can def­i­nitely gel bet­ter with other hu­mans.

A part­ner for­ever: A dog is like a con­stant com­pan­ion. They act as a big emo­tional sup­port and can never see you cry. This helps one hav­ing a con­stant feel­ing of be­ing loved. Even when one does not have any­one he/she knows that the dog loves one dearly.

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