Advertising
Advertising

Amazing Things That Happen When Kids And Dogs Are BFF

Amazing Things That Happen When Kids And Dogs Are BFF

Dogs go together with kids like peanut butter and jelly, hot cocoa and marshmallows, or dog slobber and furniture. If you thought just having a dog would melt your heart, when kids and dogs get together, the most endearing parts of having a pet are magnified. Similarly, your kid’s most entertaining qualities tend to come out when there’s a dog in the house. That being said, it’s important to teach your kids how to act responsibly around your pet. However, no matter what they get up to, two sets of puppy dog eyes are enough to disarm any annoyed or angry parent. As if you needed more reasons to experience a cute overload, here are the most amazing things that happen when kids and dogs are best friends.

They Teach Each Other

dog-gif-funny

    Even though they don’t understand our languages, dogs have an amazing way of knowing exactly what your kids need to see.

    Someone To Run Around With

    tumblr_m1ddkvH7MI1r7g6fg

      Since your little one has a friend to run around with, it’s easier for us adults to take a break from play time when you have a dog. Just be careful to always supervise young children and your dog together.

      Adventures 

      Advertising

      tumblr_mqfjpgh2681qaru4bo1_400

        Your older kids also have a new partner to take on adventures, allowing you more time to catch your breath.

        Entertainment

        dog-loves-baby

          Since little ones don’t get as easily bored with a wild “beast” in the house, keeping your kids busy on lazy days is less of a chore. Just remember to teach your children they should never hurt a dog or try to provoke them.

          Goodnatured Teasing

          dogs-imitate-crawling-baby

            Kids love to play games with dogs, but dog lovers know all too well that dogs like to play games with us too. Just make sure you always keep the games you play with your pup safe and free from tugging on their ears or tails. When you keep to these boundaries, both human and dog know it’s all in good fun.

            Someone To Cuddle With When You’re Sick

            Advertising

            Bulldog-and-Baby-Gif-from-tumblr1

              Similarly, kids have someone to cuddle with when they’re sick, so everyone stays happy, but you stay healthy. Dog licks might just be what the doctor ordered.

              Someone To Dig With

              digging-dog-2-o

                Just like supervised walks, little kids now have a digging buddy. This makes beach time a little more enjoyable for you, plus you can avoid going outside on snowy days.

                Dog Love

                tumblr_n3dk0hQJQm1qb6v6ro2_400

                  As long as you teach your child to never pursue a dog for hugs, your pup will love sharing in gentle affection. Every kid is happier and less temperamental with constant doses of love from a dog. 

                  Best Friend No Matter What

                  Advertising

                  Dug-Just-Met-You-But-He-Loves-You-Gif-In-Pixars-Up

                    Dogs never judge us, which can make all the difference when your little one has had a bad day. 

                    Partner In Crime

                    yesssss-119768

                      HavIng a dog as a child also means you have a partner in crime. Going outside to play is way more enjoyable when your play friend isn’t always telling you “no”.

                      Someone To Blame Things On

                      that0027sonegoodsandwich

                        Having a partner in crime pays off in other ways too, as a dog is a convenient scapegoat when you’re a little kid. Even when the dog didn’t do it, it’s worth a shot. Though it’s obvious to you, to a child, it’s perfectly possible that the dog learned how to use finger paints.

                        Genuine Care

                        Advertising

                        reverse-1338914739_dog_rocks_baby

                          Even though kids like to blame their dog friends, if you’ve established a calm relationship, dogs will never take it personally. Dogs are too busy taking care of your little one to ever get angry.

                          Life Long Friends

                          yoga-dog-9-gifs_4

                            As we grow, our pets become increasingly important. Tumultuous teen years and heartbreak make the genuine, loving relationship with your dog more vital than ever. No matter what happens, kids and dogs will always be best friends forever. 

                            Featured photo credit: Boy Kissing Dog via shutterstock.com

                            More by this author

                            Alicia Prince

                            A writer, filmmaker, and artist who shares about lifestyle tips and inspirations on Lifehack.

                            When You Start to Enjoy Being Single, These 12 Things Will Happen 10 Things You Should Do If You’re Unemployed common words 18 Common Words That You Should Replace in Your Writing Wondering Why K Pop is So Popular? Here are 10 Reasons The 10 Most (And Least) Expensive States In America

                            Trending in Family

                            1 What Happened to Family Dinners? Why We Should Bring Them Back 2 How to Cope with Empty Nest Syndrome and Stop Feeling Lonely 3 How Not to Let Work Take Priority over Spending Time With Family 4 35 Life Hacks for Kids That Make Parenting Easier And More Fun 5 20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD

                            Read Next

                            Advertising
                            Advertising
                            Advertising

                            Last Updated on May 15, 2019

                            How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                            How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                            As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                            “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                            When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

                            Advertising

                            Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

                            We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

                            But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

                            Advertising

                            So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

                            It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

                            1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                            Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

                            Advertising

                            2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                            This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

                            You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

                            3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                            This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

                            Advertising

                            4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                            How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

                            So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                            If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                            And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

                            Featured photo credit: Kyaw Tun via unsplash.com

                            Read Next