The bond between humans and dogs start at a very young age. From the get-go, dogs are our protectors, companions and friends. From keeping our darkest secrets, to playing games, our furry friends help make each day more delightful.
Here are 17 reasons why every kid should grow up with a dog.
For when Barbie needs a ride to the party
To teach patience as an aspiring doctor
For when you need a sticker book
To keep them company on a shopping trip
To practice salon-styles for the aspiring hair dresser
To help fight crime
For when your coloring book has run out of pages
To take part in all the fun and games
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