10 Ways kids and dogs are basically the same

Dogs and kids – the perfect ingredient for any family right? Some families just go with the kids and maybe pad it out a bit with the odd goldfish or gerbil. Others don’t bother with the kids and just have a few dogs and a social life.

The bold and the brave will go ‘full family’ and go with both kids and dogs. If T.V has taught us anything it is that any happy family requires an equal measure of canine and youngster to be complete. Would the Robinson family in Neighbours have overcome their many many obstacles without Bouncer to help them through the tough times? Would Johnny Briggs have gotten out of half the scrapes he found himself in without the help of Razzle?

Having both a child and a dog in your house seems like hard work but trust me, there is not a lot of difference between the two…

5 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog And Kids This Half Term

(But we can’t do any of them because both our dog and child are anti-social)

It’s that time of the school year again, Half Term. Only in England though, Wales has theirs next week. Why? Who knows? That time of year where parents are forced to take a weeks holiday that could have been put to better use in one of the warmer months. Maybe in April or May when you can be busy in the garden getting it ready for the summer, maybe even a cheeky extra week in August? But no, we are forced use up this precious week in February. It’s barely even a month! What is can you do in February beside catch up on box sets and start drinking at lunchtime.

Dachshund dog in a tie and sewing machine, tailor for dogsFashi
Who actually enjoys crafting?

What are you expected to do with a dog that is climbing the walls and a child that would be quite content to sit in front of the X Box all day. Something you would gladly let him do but you are compelled to go out and seek out wholesome activities spurred on by all the parents on Facebook taking their children walking up mountains, going to rock climbing centres and creating fabulous arts and craft projects at home.

Luckily I am on hand with 5 realistic activities that you could do with both child and dog if you are of a brave disposition and have nerves of steel. Of which I have little of either.