There are few sights more likely to bring a smile to a person's face than watching a young child and his dog play together. Both child and canine exhibit aspects that adults wish they still had: lightheartedness, pure happiness and the ability to live in the moment.
A parent happened to catch his son and the family dog, Linus, having a good time playing in the living room. In this video, the toddler laughs delightedly and runs around the room as the dog happily licks his face and follows him.
Between the huge smile on the boy's face and his delightful giggle, he clearly enjoys playing with his canine buddy. By all accounts, Linus is having just as good a time. Check out that happy doggy smile and wagging tail!
The game that Linus and the toddler are engaged in is an effective tool to foster a bond between child and dog early on in the baby's life. Adults should always supervise interactions between canines and children and model the proper way to play. Excitement can lead to over-excitement in dogs or kids, so it is essential for an adult to be on hand to step in and quiet things down if necessary.
When children and pooches get along, it's guaranteed to elicit a smile in observers. Check out the video below and let it brighten your day.