We are sure that you know the old adage about how the dog is man’s best friend. However, we think it is also fitting to say that they are also a kid’s best friend and teacher! Growing up with a dog at home makes such a difference in a child’s life, and for the better. From making the household more cheerful to becoming the kid’s best friend, dogs are the perfect companions for any family.
The Perfect Spot
There is just something so contagious about the smile you see on a baby’s face. We bet you would be unable to hold back from smiling at them too! This little one found his way onto the back of his pal, Buddy, the family dog. This Labrador was perfectly fine with it! The kid literally has his back!
Size Does Not Matter
After playing around the entire day, it was time for them to doze off for a bit. Great Danes are known to be among the biggest dogs on the planet. Take a look at how this one measures up right beside this tiny human being. We are glad that she does not seem to fear him even if he is much bigger than her.
Pushing The Boundaries
This Labrador wanted nothing more than to shower his pal with as much affection as possible, but his tiny friend does not seem too comfortable with it. As you can see in this photo, this dog just wanted to test the limits. Even though this might seem concerning in the beginning, it is a good idea to push boundaries since the two of them will likely grow up with each other. They need to start getting along sooner than later, right?
A New Playmate
Trampolines are still fun to use when you are an adult, but nothing compares to getting to hop on one when you are small. The little girl was having the time of her life jumping around on this winter morning. She was looking for a friend to join in on the fun, so she was glad Billy was there to do just that!
The Search Is Over
Nothing beats just sitting back and spending the time with your loved ones during the weekend. This kid was the only child in the family, so his parents looked far and wide for the perfect companion. After a few weeks, they finally found The One. This boy and dog have a special bond that will last a lifetime.
Her Sheepdog Costume
Halloween only happens once a year, so each kid has a long time to think of the next costume they would wear. Couple costumes are not unusual among teenagers and even adults, but this young girl decided to pair up with her best friend for Halloween. How adorable are they in their matching outfits?
Not What They Seem
When it comes to dog breeds, pit bulls have earned a reputation as tough creatures. The truth is that their behavior will heavily rely on the way you raise them! When her parents first took in this animal, she was scared of him. After warming up to him, the two of them have become inseparable. Aww.
His Gift From Great-Grandfather
Little Jamie never got a chance to meet his great-grandfather, who died before his birth. His parents lost one family member but gained two in the form of a new son and dog! Peach the Pomeranian was his great-granddad’s best friend. They grew up together since his late relative left the dog for him!
How To Share
Nothing on this planet will ever beat the scent of fresh laundry. When his mom checked the laundry basket, she saw two things that should not be there. It turns out that the pups found the freshly dried sheets and decided to nap there! Little Tommy wanted to snuggle in with them, which led to this.
Sleeping In The Backseat
Driving long distances is not only tiring for the driver. It is also very tiring for little kids! It’s a good thing the drive was worth it. They drove far to get to the shelter, and he was excited to bring Leela home. She was excited to find her forever home. Only 20 minutes later, his mom found them sleeping like this!
“Can She Pet Your Dog?”
Rudy and his owners had been enjoying dinner at the local restaurant. A couple then walked past with their little girl, who was thrilled to see him. They asked, “Can she pet your dog?” and heard, “Of course!” She then waddled over to him. Everyone was pleasantly surprised to see her give him a smooch!
As Long As They’re Happy
All parents know that children can be very playful creatures. Sadly, it also means needing to clean up after them a lot. Someone has to do it, right? It must have been annoying back then, but we are sure that they now just laugh a lot whenever they see this photo. Look at the mess the two of them made!
Use Your Words
It can be hard to discipline your kid. This is especially true when peer pressure comes into play. While her parents tried to teach her to use her words when she is hungry and wants food, her best friend clearly thought her a couple of non-verbal cues. She now just sticks out her tongue and begs.
Caught In The Act
We are certain that this little one had a great idea in mind when he brought Buster into the room of his parents. While we are not sure why he brought all that food, we can see that they were up to something naughty. We bet he thought his parents’ room would be a good playroom until they got caught.
What Are They Thinking?
Look at those priceless facial expressions! What could possibly be happening outside? Maybe the ice cream truck just pulled up and they are imaging the flavors that they could try. She was not supposed to do it, but she could not help but let her dog have a couple of licks of her ice cream every now and then.
The Perfect Babysitter
When her parents went to the kitchen to whip up a snack, they hoped that she would not get into any trouble until they get back. After chopping up some carrots, they were surprised but pleased to see that their pooch took on the job of a babysitter! They were glad to see that this is the case. What a relief.
A Friendly Face
It can be hard to ensure that your dog does not lick or scratch his wound when he gets hurt. The cone will help with this, but they are not happy at all about it. This tiny human still wanted to get up close and personal with his best friend, so he decided to work with the situation instead. How cute is this?!
This dog just returned from the vet, and he was glad to see that his favorite human being was waiting to shower him with love and attention. Pet therapy has been said to help us heal, but the other way around can also be good for the good boys. We are sure that it already helps to have his human around. Get well soon, pooch!
“But He Looks Nothing Like Us!”
In this day and age, the idea of adoption has become much more accepted. Parents who can’t conceive but still want to be parents often take this route instead. Yes, these children do not look anything like them, but they are determined to raise them as well as they possibly could. Best of luck, parents!
Different Kind Of Treatment
The truth is that not every illness comes with a straightforward cure or treatment. There are times when you need to let nature run its course and sit it out. However, we are sure that you will feel a lot better when you enjoy the warm embrace of your dog. It did the trick for this little girl here, at any rate.
Good Boys Get Hugs
No matter what species you come from, hugs are always the same. It seems like all species understand it. This woman posted this photo of her son and pet in an embrace. She confessed that the little boy has “always been a hugger.” She also said that the dog was not always this comfortable but he “came around” eventually. We are glad to hear that this is the case!
Dog To The Rescue
Dogs might cry out for attention and love, but they are always willing to return the favor. When one of the kids feels upset, the dog can sense it and try to help. This baby stopped crying when this dog hugged him. “Even if my son so much as cries, he rushes in to save his life,” the parent said, “Best buds.”
Don’t Leave Me!
People say that these animals have the biggest personalities. After seeing this, we can see where they are coming from. There are dogs who get so attached to their humans that they will throw a fit when they try to go out of the house. This boy was trying to leave for school, but this dog was not having it!
Her Valentine’s Gift
Most people think of Valentine’s Day as a celebration of romance and love between couples. However, this dad wanted to express his love for his little girl on this special day. He got her a puppy! We are sure that you can already see just how excited she was about this development. Her face says it all.
Shoulder To Cry On
We all know that life can be hard. Little Suzy here was feeling down, but her best friend was there to hug the bad thoughts away. Even if she had a tough time at school, she will always feel comforted when she goes home and spends time with her pooch. Isn’t this the loveliest thing you have ever seen?
Going Easy On Him
When you fight over toys, you can expect a tug of war to happen in no time at all. This Golden Retriever had the advantage because she was bigger than this kid. She could have pulled harder and dragged him into the ground, but she wanted to give him a chance. How sweet of her to do such a thing!
Her Own Bodyguard
Winter is cold and wet, so we understand why most people do not like this time of the year. However, this girl and her best pal do not mind it at all! She wanted to go to the playground but knew that bullies might be waiting for her over there. This is the reason she brought a personal bodyguard with her.
Dogs And Kids
Dogs and kids get along so well because they both love playtime. We also know that they like to put various things in their mouths. These two seem to have caught up in the moment as they tried chewing on their days. We now understand why they say getting a dog is like preparing for children!
Kids can be truly energetic creatures. Good luck if you ever plan on having more than one! It means that there will be fights and clashes at every single corner. This brother and sister might get into arguments from time to time, but they are simply incapable of doing it when their lovable dog is around.