10 Reasons Dogs Are Better Than Kids

So I did a post awhile back of 10 reasons why cats are better than kids. Now that I’ve had the opportunity to own dogs too, I can do a post about the virtues of dogs over kids, so here then are my top 10 reasons why dogs are better than kids!

1) Dogs are so easy to please. They don’t care about the latest action figures or Barbie dolls, fancy dining, or anything. As long as they have a couple of chew toys, food in their bowls, and you to play with, every day is  the best day they’ve ever had. Kids? Well, they whine and cry and beg for all the latest and greatest stuff, and if you don’t give in, you’re the enemy and if you do give in, there goes more of your hard-earned money to the toy cartels. 😛

2) The absolute, complete, and total unconditional love a dog shows his/her master just simply cannot come from a kid or any human being for that matter. Your kids love you conditionally, and may even grow to not love you anymore, and will at the very least hate you temporarily at times. A dog will never stop loving you, not even temporarily, so long as you meet his/her simple needs.

3) A dog’s loyalty can’t be touched by a kid or any other human being. Seriously. If humans (not just kids, but humans in general) were as loyal to each other as a dog is to his/her master, this world would be a much better place.

4) Housebreaking a puppy takes only a few weeks, if it’s even necessary to do so (several dogs I’ve seen have virtually housebroken themselves). At the very worst, the wetting/soiling stage lasts only a few months, vs. a minimum of two years from a human baby.

5) Dogs are, for the most part, less expensive than children. The occasional dog may run up high vet bills, but an otherwise healthy dog isn’t that expensive to take care of, even feeding them the highest quality food available (which is what you should be doing, even if it costs more).

6) Dogs don’t throw temper tantrums.

7) Puppy barks? Cute as a button. Baby cries? Annoying as shit.

8) Ever heard of a “guard kid?” Yeah, me neither.

9) Need some alone time? Give your dog a bone or a bully stick or something and let him/her chew away, and get your alone time. No matter what you give a kid, they’re always bothering you 10 seconds later. They just don’t understand the concept of “leave me alone.”

10) Want a night out with just you and/or you and a special someone? You can leave your dog at home by him/herself for awhile and it’ll be OK. No worrying about finding a babysitter. Can’t do that with a kid.

So there’s my list. Dog lovers, care to add to it?


About coolchildfreeguy

Childfree guy living in Mexico City. Professional pilot by day, all-around fun guy by night.

Posted on October 5, 2012, in Childfree, Life, Parenting, Pets. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I have to admit that as much as I love dogs, I know that I’m not responsible enough to have one just yet. When I’m 30, I’ll make that life changing decision.

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