10 Reasons You Need To Get Your Child A Dog

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By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist

They’re known for being man’s best friend, but these photos (thanks to Bored Panda) prove just how well children and their pet dogs go together. From adventuring in the garden to snuggling up for a nap, here are 10 reasons why you need to go and get your child the dog they’ve always dreamed of and won’t stop begging for.

1. Budding Little Doctors Can Practise On Their Furry Companion


We just love his face- you can tell he’s putting up with it just for her.

 

nurse dog

Source: Vin J.

2. Your Baby Will Have It’s Own Security Guard From Day One


No creature is more protective than a dog who has watched your child grow.

 

protective dog

Source: grin660/Imgur

3. You Can Dress Them The Same


If you wanted twins but never had them, why not get a dog instead?!

 

twins

Source: Jake Olson Studios

4. You Won’t Need To Buy Any Teddy Bears


When you open your home to a dog, you give your child their own living, breathing teddy bear to snuggle with at nap time.

 

nap time

Source: Viktorija G.

5. They Can Help Swaddle


Who knows, they might even learn to help you out with a few baby duties.

 

swaddle

Source: banpei/Imgur

6. You’ll Never Need To Bathe Your Child Again


Mouths and hands sticky with peanut butter? Let the dog look after it.

 

dog lick

Source: Lindsey Ocker Photography

7. Mess and Mischief


Naughty children may as well be getting into mess and mischief with a pal by their side.

naughty

Source: Stachova Eva

8. You Can Bathe Them At The Same Time


Just mind the wet dog smell!

 

wet

Source: Kevin Duffy

9. You Don’t Have To Buy A Cot


There will be no need for cots if you have a big, furry dog to rest your baby on!

 

head rest

Source: Arshem/Imgur

10. They Can Keep Each Other Warm


They can cuddle up in Winter, and it may even warm your heart to watch them.

 

warm puppy

Source: Elena Shumilova

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