Dog ownership is the easiest way for a child to develop friendship with the same in a natural way. It helps a child to consider the dog as a lifelong companion. Jack Canfield states that dog ownership plays a vital role in a child’s overall growth and development (Canfield 366). Besides, it will help the child to learn the basics of healthy social interactions and relations. At the same time, dog ownership helps a child to build friendship with his/ her peers because a person who considers his /her pet as a lifelong companion can never neglect others.
Dog ownership helps a child to learn more about how the dog keeps its emotional equilibrium by balancing it feelings. For instance, emotions are not stable for a dog. When it feels anger, it begins to bark. But this does not prove that dogs bark all the time. At the same time, a child learns from its dog that emotions are not constant but will change according to situations.
The very term ‘ownership’ is symbolic of leadership. For instance, dog ownership helps a child to learn the basic lessons of leadership. Besides, it helps the owner to be a good leader and a follower. For instance, in some critical situations, dogs guide their owners and leadership is automatically transferred to the follower (say, the dog). So, dog owning is really helpful for a child to be a real leader in future life.
Summing, one can see that dog ownership exerts positive influence on a child and is helpful for overall development. Besides, growth and development in social interactions, emotions and leadership qualities is equally important. So one can see that pet ownership teach a child to acquire certain essential