Why Getting a Family Dog is the Best Idea Ever
Now, you may be thinking about the possible downsides (like negotiating with the kids about poop patrol!) and it is of course important to think very carefully about it. In the meantime, read my advice on 10 things you should know before you get a family dog, but here are some reasons why having a family dog has really been a blessing for our family:
#1. The Kids Do Learn Responsibility
The children are learning to be more responsible about their pet; now they have someone else that’s part of their lives and that they promised you they would look after.
They may need reminding once in a while (not everyone volunteers straight off to do poop patrol!) but it’s true they are responsible now. They enjoy the care taking and it’s great to see them take that responsibility.
#2. The Family Will Be More Active
Having a dog has definitely made us more active especially when the weather isn’t so great – you can’t use the excuse of “oh it’s raining I won’t bother” because the dog needs the walk.
And it’s brought us together as a family to be active together doing something as well.