Raising pets at home provides great benefits to family members. However, it’s also a big challenge at the same time on the part of parents particularly those who have kids to attend to.
Around the world today, numerous households own pets. Not surprising at all because having an animal in the home can surely make a family, couples without kids and even single people happy most of the time.
When it comes to dogs, getting a puppy is the best option as it provides an opportunity to see the animal grow in your household and train it to want you want it to be. Parents might find it a struggle to keep up with the demands that come with raising a puppy or two but in the end, it will all be worth it.
The Benefits of Owning a Pet
Kids also benefit from having a puppy at home as it teaches them how to be responsible for their pet and how to be kind to animals. At a young age, they will know the ways to take care of an animal from feeding and bathing to playing with them.
It should be noted, however, that parental supervision is necessary when raising one or more puppies in the home. As puppies can be very active and restless just like a small child particularly during the weaning stage, they can climb into furniture and grab anything they can reach. They can also hurt kids when unattended the reason why they need to be closely supervised most of the time.
Another responsibility that parents must carry on is to teach their dogs certain skills as they grow. This task should not be given to small children although they can help mom and dad from time to time. Training dogs is very important so they don’t develop a bad behavior while in the company of humans and other dogs. Training should start early so you can make sure your dog will stay loyal and be your best friend until they grow old.
Feeding the dog, keeping them healthy and maintaining a safe environment in the home are added responsibilities that any pet owner must heed. These ensure that your pet stays fit in and out of the home, lives with you for a long time and gives you and your family the love and friendship you desire from a loyal pet.
It’s true that raising a dog can be therapeutic. They help in achieving peace, harmony and happiness in the home.
Originally posted on April 25, 2014 @ 1:35 pm