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The Benefits of Dogs & Children Growing Up Together

Constant companionship

Childhood isn't always smooth sailing. Common challenges such as fights with friends and rejection can bring a bad mood to a child, and having a pet to interact with in these situations may help.
Their constant companionship through the ups and downs of your child's childhood and adolescence can be a source of comfort.

A more active lifestyle
Caring for a dog also encourages a more active lifestyle.
Exercise can help your child strengthen bones and muscles, improve cardiovascular health, and more. 

Learning Responsibility
Children can also learn empathy by taking care of their own dogs, while developing a better sense of responsibility by caring for their pets!

Studies have shown that babies who grow up in close contact with pets are less likely to get sick in the first year of life.
Studies have also found that children who grow up with dogs have a lower risk of allergies.

Increased Happiness 
Interaction with animals (especially dogs) has been shown to affect hormones associated with happiness and well-being, such as dopamine, oxytocin and cortisol.
Playing and interacting with dogs is fun, and it can make your child's day.
Growing up with a dog can enrich your child's life in many ways.