Whether or not you love dogs, kind of like dogs, or don’t really care either way about dogs, you should still get a dog for your kid. Growing up with a dog is just the best – everyone needs a friend, and your child deserves the best friend you can get. From telling secrets to playtime to naptime, having a doggy companion through life makes you happier and healthier! Need more proof? Here are 13 excellent reasons to raise a pup and a tot together.