It doesn't matter if it is a pellet gun, BB gun or paint ball gun, there is a lot of responsibility that comes with it. Learning how to be a responsible gun owner has to start some where and with a gun, better it be a gun that you can't kill someone with by accident don't you think. Accident shootings happen in the home every day and some times the victims are children and they die. So yes I think learning to be a responsible gun owner while using a pellet gun is a good idea, if more fathers did that there might be lest accidental shootings in the home.
I don't no what state of country you live in, but in the US it depends on where you live that will dictate what age you have to be to own a real gun, let a-lone shoot one in the public shooting range.
Good luck and always keep the safety on until you are ready to pull the trigger, keep the target in front of you and your dad behind you.
Keep the Faith....PEACE....cya....