Your dog may have changed your life and even your perspective, but a child will do that and more. Some people have dogs as ‘practice’ for raising children but after having a child, they realize that nothing is better for a child than a loving relationship with their favorite pooch.

Dogs can make wonderful companions and playmates for children. They love playtime, can be watchful protectors of little ones, and provide endless amounts of love, companionship, and entertainment. The bond between a dog and a child can be incredibly special, perhaps because they share innocence and the capacity to live fully in the moment. And let’s face it, having a dog around to pick up all of the dropped food is pretty convenient.

Keep in mind that dogs and children should be socialized properly and all children should be taught to interact correctly with animals. Children should never be left unattended with any dog.

Watch the video below for some precious dog and baby moments, and please like and share this adorable video of dogs and children as best friends!