Dog walks are actually very beneficial for kids! They actually are known to prevent autoimmune diseases and allergies in children. Some researchers from the Cincinnati College have indeed reached this conclusion, stating that children from bloodlines with a history of allergies are less likely to develop eczema and asthma if they grow up with a pet dog starting at birth.
Puppies grow to half their body weight in the first four to five months! After that it takes a year or more to gain the other half of their body weight. Puppies can sleep 18 to 20 hours a day during that rapid body growth phase. Puppies have 28 teeth and adult dogs have 42.
According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 68% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 84.6 millions homes. Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet: Dog = 60.2 million Cat = 47.1 million Freshwater fish = 12.5 million Bird = 7.9 million Small animal =6.7 million Reptile = 4.7 million Horse = 2.6 million Saltwater fish = 2.5 million