"Mommy, I want a puppy." These are words that come out of many kids' mouths--but should you agree? We think there are several compelling reasons why you should, and we've listed just five of them below.

Already have a dog in the family and noticed benefits other than the ones we've shared below? Leave a comment and share!

But owning a dog isn't just beneficial to your kids; it's good for you too! Check out these articles to learn more about the advantages of caring for a pooch:

Planning to get a dog, but need a crash course in caring for them? These articles should help you out:
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