Reason to get a dog 1 – Learn responsibility
Whether it is self-discipline or trying to instil the same mentality with your kids, a dog requires responsibility. A dog will not walk itself or feed itself and if it does, you are far too good at training your dog. Having the discipline to get up at a certain time, feed them at a certain time, walk them at a certain time, take them for regular grooming and tidy up after them is a life-long skill.
Most adults, let alone children haven’t managed this, so adding the responsibility and dependency of another living thing can really help build up the resiliency and discipline within your house. The best bonus about this is that for any children, it is far more rewarding to have to look after a dog than it is to do chores around the house but still builds up their understanding of needing to be responsible.