With millions of people having dogs at home one could wonder just why you would get a dog to begin with. If you’ve never had a dog this maybe a question that is rattling through your mind and there really is no simple answer to that question. There are plenty of reasons why someone would get a dog and this article will outline why you need to get a dog.
First off, if you stay in an apartment building or some other form of shared housing you’ll need to check with your landlord before getting a dog. Going through the entire procedure of getting a dog just to return it to the shelter or pet store after only a few days can be avoided if you check your lease terms or check with your landlord.
Many people get a dog for their security. Having a dog in the house give people that extra piece of mind that allows them to sleep better. Having a dog in the house with you is much like having an alarm system. They can hear things humans can’t and will bark at a sign of trouble. Although the barking can be annoying if there is nothing happening it will definitely get you up out of a sleep so you can see what’s going on.
Another reason to have a dog in the house is that it helps to bring a family close together. It’s hard to explain how a dog really does this but when your dog learns to fetch a tennis ball and your family is all around while you’re playing catch with your dog it opens up the communication lines and can help bring your family closer.
Making kids take care of a dog can teach them responsibility also. Much like a chore they will soon realize that feeding a dog is something that they must do and can not miss even one day. If you do put your kids in charge of feeding your dog, then make sure you check behind them and make sure the dog is fed and has water to drink.