Pets can teach your children to be nicer to people.
According to sociologist Clinton R. Sanders, Ph. D. boys and girls that live with pets are more empathetic and social than kids that don’t.
Giving boys the responsibility for feeding, walking and grooming a dog lets them practice nurturing skills that girls usually develop when they play house.
Did you know that people that grow up with pets are less likely to develop allergies or asthma later on in their lives?