7 Reasons Getting a Puppy is Good for Kids ...

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If you are considering getting a pet for your kids, there are many reasons why getting a puppy is good.

A few months ago I may have not agreed with that statement.

At that time, our puppy was wild and chewed on everything she could find.

Now that she is a little older, she is somewhat calmer and has become a part of the family.

Here are 7 reasons why getting a puppy is good for your kids.

1. Responsibility

Responsibility

Having a puppy is a great way to teach your children responsibility.

Both of my kids love helping take care of our puppy.

They love bathing her and brushing her hair.

Surprisingly, they even like feeding her.

I am still working on getting them to help clean up the messes that she makes.

This increased responsibility is one of the best reasons why getting a puppy is good for them.

2. Patience

Patience

It takes a lot of patience to raise a puppy.2

It seems like they are always into something.

Having a puppy will teach your children that they have to be gentle and patient.

When our puppy first arrived, my kids thought that she would do exactly what they wanted, right then.

Now they see that they cannot force her to do anything.

3. Exercise for Kids

Exercise for Kids

Looking for ways to get your kids more active?

A puppy will take care of that for you.

Most puppies run and play non-stop.

This will make your kids want to do the same.2

My kids love playing outside with their puppy and taking her for walks.

4. Trainable

Trainable

A puppy is easy to train.

Some are even easier to train than an older dog (like that saying, "you can't teach an old dog new tricks," right?).2

Puppies are quick learners and they catch on fast.

If you are potty training a puppy, expect mistakes.

They will happen, especially when you least expect it.2

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