Parenting Pets and Animals

6 Ways On How To Convince Your Parents To Get A Dog

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In this blog post, we are going to talk about ways on how to convince your parents to get a dog. Dogs can be excellent companions and loyal friends that will bring many benefits into your life. So you must convince your parents of the benefits of adding a new member to their home.

So grab a notebook, fill in some paper with ideas of why they should get a dog, and read on!

1. Your Health

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Although some people hesitate to get their family pet because they fear dogs will be a health hazard, you can try to convince them that owning a dog will be good for their health. A dog can help you practice playing with other dogs in the park or fetching balls from your dad’s shed. Also, having a pet is good for your family’s mental and emotional health.

2. Your Personality

If you can convince your parents that owning a dog is good for their mental and emotional health, you can assuredly convince them it is good for yours as well. Owning a dog will help you learn responsibility, and the daily exercise routine of feeding and walking will help you stay healthy. Because of the benefits dogs have on your health and wellness, they will positively impact your schoolwork and performance.

3. Companionship

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If you’re looking for a companion to keep you company after school or during a holiday break when family members are away on business trips or vacation, then simply let them know that they can plan accordingly because there will always be your dog around to keep you company.

4. Entertainment

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At some point or the other, you will probably be looking for entertainment. Having a pet is not just good for your health, it’s also good for your sanity. A dog can provide entertainment and fun in many ways that you usually would avoid doing such as playing fetch with them. Having a dog can also be very helpful if you’re bored or just want to have some fun with them.

5. Be Responsible

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If you tell your parents that owning a dog will benefit their situation, it is highly likely they will be willing to take home the new member of the family after verifying if you are ready to take on the responsibility of the dog.

6. Love

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If you really want a dog, you have to let your parents know how much you want one. Tell them about the qualities that draw you to having a dog. Explain that a pet has been something you’ve wanted for quite some time now, and sometimes it does feel like they’ve misunderstood and never considered how much this means to you.

Because having a dog is all about the love between them, if your parents can feel your love for the dog, they will certainly consider owning one. All dogs are cute but knowing that your puppy will bring so much happiness into your life is important enough for your parents to consider it as well.

Also read: Why Dogs Are Better Than Human? 8 Reasons For Their Awesomeness