Are Dogs Beneficial Pets For Children?

Dogs help kids learn empathy, boundary setting, cooperation, sharing and how to read emotional cues through animal friendship.


Playing together promotes healthy exercise and motor skill development essential for young growing bodies and brains. 


Feeding, grooming and training pups instills accountability, maturity and self-esteem handle caring for another dependent being.


Unconditional pet affection helps children feel understood, boosting confidence and resilience that can ease anxiety or trauma.


Research shows kids in households with pets score higher on tests of empathy, verbal skills, self-esteem, social competence vs no-pet peers.


Families managing allergies can still benefit from hypoallergenic breeds like poodles. Medications and air filters help too.


Adult supervision is mandatory to prevent dog bites or kids getting knocked over. Proper pet manners must be taught.  


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