Being a HUGE dog lover myself … I just had to do a post on why growing up with a dog is so good for kids …

FullSizeRender-2 who grow up with dogs have less allergies, eczema, asthma and get sick less than those without.

2.Living with a family pet increases compassion,love kindness, empathy, humanitarianism and provides an TON of unconditional love.

3.They can help teach children about responsibility.

4.Spending time with a dog calms the nervous system – a dog lowers your stress level , blood pressure and heart rate.

5.Kids with dogs tend to be more active, get more exercise and spend time playing outdoors.

6. Dogs help children learn social skills, impulse control And helps build self esteem.