Kids and dogs can be great friends with the right connection and a little common-sense training. Children can learn valuable lessons about how to care for other living things, be responsible, kind and patient.

Dogs of course get an energetic playmate who can keep them entertained for hours on end, however they can find kids annoying at times too, so it’s important to teach respect! Things like personal space, the right kind of petting and leaving the dog to eat in peace are important messages to get across to your kids, because nobody wants to risk getting a little bite. Like us, pups can only take so much and are prone to snap if they are pushed too hard.

However, kids and dogs have so much in common that this is a pretty rare occurrence. They are much more likely to be the bestest buddies in the world! Scroll down below to see how this beautiful friendship can blossom, in a series of super cute pics compiled by Bored Panda. We asked our readers to send in their fave snaps of their children with their puppy-pals, and boy did they come through with some heart-melters. If you missed out don’t worry, feel free to add your own in the comments!

#1 Human Cold. Must Cover

Human Cold. Must Cover

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My O My 10 months ago

The beginning of a great friendship

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#2 A Girl And Her Pup

A Girl And Her Pup

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sakora 10 months ago

Pure fun!

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#3 We've Been Looking For A Buddy For Our 10 Year Old Son For A Few Weeks And Yesterday We Found The Perfect Match!

We've Been Looking For A Buddy For Our 10 Year Old Son For A Few Weeks And Yesterday We Found The Perfect Match!

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Dara 10 months ago

Both of them SOOOOO adorable.

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#4 Dog Was Sad About The Cone, Thankfully Someone Was Willing To Cheer Him Up

Dog Was Sad About The Cone, Thankfully Someone Was Willing To Cheer Him Up

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JillVille Child Care 10 months ago

This is adorable!!

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#5 Samoyed Puppy And Baby, Partners In Crime

Samoyed Puppy And Baby, Partners In Crime

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KäRTKN 10 months ago

Kids face says it all.. aww.

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#6 Life Of Friendship Ahead Of Those Two

Life Of Friendship Ahead Of Those Two

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

I was waiting for the kid to Yawn too.. that would be more than purrfect!

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#7 When She Comes Home From A Long Day At School, Having A Bad Day, Been Told Off Or Sad... She Cuddles Her Best Friend

When She Comes Home From A Long Day At School, Having A Bad Day, Been Told Off Or Sad... She Cuddles Her Best Friend

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Lucida 10 months ago

I have an almost identical picture of me and our family dog from when I was a child. Even though our dog didn't really like hugs, just like most dogs, she still let me do this.I suppose she understood that at least it made ME feel good.

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#8 My Daughter Wanted To Be A Sheepdog For Halloween

My Daughter Wanted To Be A Sheepdog For Halloween

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

I want that costume for myself..

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#9 My 7-Month-Old Son Was Sitting Playing When My Wife's Great Pyreneese Walked Up And Sat Beside Him. One Of The Greatest Moments That I'm Thankful To Have Captured

My 7-Month-Old Son Was Sitting Playing When My Wife's Great Pyreneese Walked Up And Sat Beside Him. One Of The Greatest Moments That I'm Thankful To Have Captured

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Rocky Magic 10 months ago

"Human, why are you so small?"

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#10 Doggo Can’t Stand When My Son Goes To School. She Sat On Him This Morning So He Wouldn’t Leave

Doggo Can’t Stand When My Son Goes To School. She Sat On Him This Morning So He Wouldn’t Leave

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Shruti Naik 10 months ago

hahahahaha! omg that's adorable!

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#11 He Doesn’t Look Anything Like Us

He Doesn’t Look Anything Like Us

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My O My 10 months ago

...but we will give him all our live

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#12 My Son And Our Dog 20 Minutes After We Adopted Her

My Son And Our Dog 20 Minutes After We Adopted Her

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Beth 10 months ago

Good match right there!

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#13 I Think We Found Our Babysitter

I Think We Found Our Babysitter

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Beth 10 months ago

When I was a little kid, my teenage babysitter always brought her dog with her. She was a really smart dog. She would come to bed with me, which was a great way of getting me to bed at a reasonable time! I bet the girl felt a lot more secure with her dog there as well. Wish I could remember their names.

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#14 Even If My Son So Much As Cries, He Rushes In To Save His Life. Best Buds

Even If My Son So Much As Cries, He Rushes In To Save His Life. Best Buds

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Shruti Naik 10 months ago

The love that pitbulls display!

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#15 My Son's Always Been A Hugger. My Dog Wasn't Totally Comfortable With That At First, But He's Come Around

My Son's Always Been A Hugger. My Dog Wasn't Totally Comfortable With That At First, But He's Come Around

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just a thought! 10 months ago

The way his eyes are closed in happiness is so adorable ...

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#16 3 Years Of Friendship

3 Years Of Friendship

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Shruti Naik 10 months ago

Their happiness from being together is infectious!

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#17 My Daughter Is Home With A Fever. Puppy Therapy Has Commenced

My Daughter Is Home With A Fever. Puppy Therapy Has Commenced

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logical fallacy 10 months ago

omg they look like stuffies!

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#18 My Pup And I, Circa 1988

My Pup And I, Circa 1988

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glowworm2 10 months ago

"Okay, Rover, when the coast is clear, we'll make our great escape!"

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#19 These Two Are Inseparable

These Two Are Inseparable

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Grace Hobasaurs 10 months ago

Omg that smile is melting my heart

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#20 My Nephew And His Yellow Lab

My Nephew And His Yellow Lab

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#21 Home From School With The Flu. Asked My Son Why The Top Of Our Teacup Chihuahua’s Head Was Wet When They Woke Up From Nap Time. He Said, “I Licked Him. I Wanted To Say ‘I Love You’ In His Language So He Would Really Know"

Home From School With The Flu. Asked My Son Why The Top Of Our Teacup Chihuahua’s Head Was Wet When They Woke Up From Nap Time. He Said, “I Licked Him. I Wanted To Say ‘I Love You’ In His Language So He Would Really Know"

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Ladies and Gentlemen 10 months ago

Umm.. I not really comfy with idea of kid licking dog's head. But the thought people, the thought this kid had is super lovely. I licked him, coz I want to let him know in his language that I love you. Beautiful. Good parenting too.

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#22 No One Messes With My Niece

No One Messes With My Niece

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Shruti Naik 10 months ago

not with a guard like that!

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#23 My Friend's Daughter And Her Valentine's Present

My Friend's Daughter And Her Valentine's Present

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sakora 10 months ago

Oh my God. Oh my God.Oh my God. A Puppy! Oh my God, my God, my God! ;)

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#24 My Niece And Her Best Friend Got A Trampoline. I Think They Are Enjoying It

My Niece And Her Best Friend Got A Trampoline. I Think They Are Enjoying It

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My O My 10 months ago

Doggo is experiencing a wild ride

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#25 My Son Giving His Dog A Quick Pep Talk Before The Vet Comes Back

My Son Giving His Dog A Quick Pep Talk Before The Vet Comes Back

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Grace Hobasaurs 10 months ago

Is he crying coz if he is, i'm gonna cry

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#26 My Friends Dog Giving Up His Favorite Blanket To My Daughter

My Friends Dog Giving Up His Favorite Blanket To My Daughter

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Beth 10 months ago

What a sweet doggo!

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#27 My Daughter And Dog Checking Out The First Snow Of The Season

My Daughter And Dog Checking Out The First Snow Of The Season

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sakora 10 months ago

"I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good" ;)

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#28 She's In Love With The New Tiny Human

She's In Love With The New Tiny Human

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Marta Puig Orriols 10 months ago

I AM GOING TO DIE OF CUTENESS!!!

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#29 My Puppy And My Baby Girl Fight Over Who's Going To Warm Their Butt On The Vent In The Morning. The Baby Won Today. The Puppy Is Pouting About It

My Puppy And My Baby Girl Fight Over Who's Going To Warm Their Butt On The Vent In The Morning. The Baby Won Today. The Puppy Is Pouting About It

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Char Char 10 months ago

Aw, sad doggo! Your turn tomorrow!

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#30 Turned The Corner To See My Daughter And Her Dog Like This

Turned The Corner To See My Daughter And Her Dog Like This

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Swathika Venkatesan 10 months ago

Ssshhhh... Don't disturb... They're in a music video...

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#31 Our Rescue Puppy Is The Best Sleeping Buddy To Our 8-Month-Old Son

Our Rescue Puppy Is The Best Sleeping Buddy To Our 8-Month-Old Son

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My O My 10 months ago

So cute

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#32 My Son & Our Dog, Blue Were Born A Month Apart. When My Son Was Old Enough To Understand Birthdays, He Said, "Blue Is My Brother"

My Son & Our Dog, Blue Were Born A Month Apart. When My Son Was Old Enough To Understand Birthdays, He Said, "Blue Is My Brother"

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just a thought! 10 months ago

Both their eyes and smiles are so beautiful !

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#33 My Dog Loves My Daughter. Daughter Still Unsure About Dog

My Dog Loves My Daughter. Daughter Still Unsure About Dog

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Rocky Magic 10 months ago

Smooches

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#34 Little Guy Fell Asleep In A Basket With His Golden Retriever Puppies

Little Guy Fell Asleep In A Basket With His Golden Retriever Puppies

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Samantha Bing 10 months ago

Cuteness overload!

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#35 My Son May Never Have Gotten To Meet His Great-Grandfather, But He Did Inherit His Best Friend

My Son May Never Have Gotten To Meet His Great-Grandfather, But He Did Inherit His Best Friend

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Samantha Bing 10 months ago

This is everything

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#36 Best Friends Playing Innocent When Caught Red Handed

Best Friends Playing Innocent When Caught Red Handed

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Daniel Vance 10 months ago

Jedi mind Trick: These aren't the troublemakers you're looking for.

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#37 This Pic I Took

This Pic I Took

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Shruti Naik 10 months ago

adorable!

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#38 There's A Reason They Say Owning A Dog Preps You For Having Kids

There's A Reason They Say Owning A Dog Preps You For Having Kids

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Carolina Romero 10 months ago

Yumm!

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#39 My Son Has Epilepsy And Bear Comforts Him After A Seizure And "Watches" Him

My Son Has Epilepsy And Bear Comforts Him After A Seizure And "Watches" Him

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Rocky Magic 10 months ago

A service dog in working

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#40 A Little Girl & Her Family Were Walking By My GF, Dog, And I Yesterday Evening While We Were Eating Outside At A Restaurant. The Little Girl's Mom Stopped & Asked If Her Daughter Could Pet Our Dog. We Said: "Of Course!" Then The Little Girl Walked Up To Our Dog, Leaned In, & Gave Our Pup A Smooch

A Little Girl & Her Family Were Walking By My GF, Dog, And I Yesterday Evening While We Were Eating Outside At A Restaurant. The Little Girl's Mom Stopped & Asked If Her Daughter Could Pet Our Dog. We Said: "Of Course!" Then The Little Girl Walked Up To Our Dog, Leaned In, & Gave Our Pup A Smooch

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Beth 10 months ago

That's a very mutual smooch.

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#41 My Daughter Isn't Feeling Well Tonight, And My Dog Won't Leave Her Side.. I Think She's Just In It For The Free Ear Rubs But It Is Sweet Nonetheless!

My Daughter Isn't Feeling Well Tonight, And My Dog Won't Leave Her Side.. I Think She's Just In It For The Free Ear Rubs But It Is Sweet Nonetheless!

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Heather 10 months ago

What a sweet picture! Love it

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#42 My Dog And Newborn Daughter Are Already BFF's

My Dog And Newborn Daughter Are Already BFF's

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Lynne Lyon 10 months ago

A real life Teddy Bear. Just like my Pooka

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#43 Rowdy Could Easily Drag My 2 Year Old Around The Room. Instead, He Just Laid There With A Smile On His Face, Tugging At The Rope While My Son Squealed With Glee

Rowdy Could Easily Drag My 2 Year Old Around The Room. Instead, He Just Laid There With A Smile On His Face, Tugging At The Rope While My Son Squealed With Glee

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Stefan Nordell 10 months ago

That's a smart and considerate dog :)

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#44 Baby Kissing Dog When He's Sleeping

Baby Kissing Dog When He's Sleeping

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Bambi 10 months ago

Oh my ovaries!! Cuteness overload!!!

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#45 Ferocious Pit Bull Smothers Small Child

Ferocious Pit Bull Smothers Small Child

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ArchangelLoki 10 months ago

That smile

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#46 My Friend's Son And His Canine Accomplice Got Into The Kitchen Cabinet

My Friend's Son And His Canine Accomplice Got Into The Kitchen Cabinet

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Caitlyn McCracken 10 months ago

At first I read 'cocaine' accomplice and cracked up

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#47 My Wife Caught My Daughter And My Pitty Both Begging For Food... Tongues Out

My Wife Caught My Daughter And My Pitty Both Begging For Food... Tongues Out

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just a thought! 10 months ago

Daughter is getting trained by the dog

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#48 My 7-Year-Old Daughter And A 10 Month Old Great Dane Pup

My 7-Year-Old Daughter And A 10 Month Old Great Dane Pup

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Daniel Vance 10 months ago

That's not a dog, that's a horse!

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#49 My 1-Year-Old Kid And 150 Lb Mastiff Are Best Friends

My 1-Year-Old Kid And 150 Lb Mastiff Are Best Friends

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Nini 10 months ago

They look more like partners in crime to me *-*

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#50 My Baby And Corgi Are Now Old Enough To Work Together. Now They Roam My House Like A Mini Harley And The Joker With The Dial Set To "Annoy"

My Baby And Corgi Are Now Old Enough To Work Together. Now They Roam My House Like A Mini Harley And The Joker With The Dial Set To "Annoy"

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Stefan Nordell 10 months ago

Lol

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