No one can deny, a dog is a man’s best friend, but they can also be great babysitters. Just watch this adorable video and you will understand what we are talking about.
The mom posted it on her YouTube channel, Charlie the Dog and Baby. Charlie, the Beagle, is doing everything he can to help his humans with their baby daughter, Laura.
On YouTube, the mother writes:
We began training him to complete tasks ranging from helpful (shutting cabinet doors) to amusing (bringing a can of beer and the TV remote straight to the couch). After our beautiful baby was born, we noticed his special bond with our daughter, and we began filming our canine companion as he helped us care for her.
He can do a impressive number of things! In addition, that pup can play the keyboard, swing the baby in the crib, and change the traffic lights when they are about to cross the road.
“But we never had to teach him how to love our daughter”, the video says.
The video is the sweetest compilation of Laura and Charlie’s activities. The smart pet keeps following the baby around, and she loves his company.
He helps feed her, and the pair even read together. It’s hard not to sigh with admiration watching how deep their bond is.
Indeed, we don't need to teach a dog how to love: They are capable of developing this feeling on their own and just as purely and unconditionally as we are.
It’s no secret that these animals have a strong sense of smell and they can easily recognize the familiar scent of their human. A study shows that canines respond to that smell in a special way. It activates the caudate nucleus, a brain section responsible for gratitude, attachment, and love.
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However, it is important not to ignore the main safety rules regarding a dog and a baby under the same roof. Before having a child, consider preparing your canine and training him to follow your commands and stick to the rules of the house. Never leave a dog with your newborn alone, even for a while. It’s better to be extra-cautious now than sorry later.