Has your child been begging you to get them a cute, little puppy? As a child, I remember trying to convince my parents get me a dog when I was younger. While you may be intent on saying “no” like my parents were, getting them a dog may actually in their best interests.
Think of it this way: the puppy will need grooming, bathing, frequent feeding, and picking up after. By assigning your child most, if not all of these tasks, they’ll learn to be responsible from an early age.
Research in paediatric health has also shown that toddlers raised with pets develop stronger immune systems. If you’re thinking of bringing a pet home, check out our list of the most kid-friendly dog breeds. [Read more…]