It is well known that children who grow up with dogs benefit in numerous ways.
Firstly, studies have shown that newborns raised in households with pet dogs have a lower risk of developing allergies and a stronger immune system, especially during their first year of life.
In addition, growing up with dogs teaches children valuable life skills, beginning with simple tasks like being gentle and cautious when interacting with them.
However, one of the most remarkable benefits of having a dog as a childhood companion is the development of a lifelong friendship.
Similar to the Golden Retriever in the touching video who just met his new human sibling.
Last year, the family, already well-known on social media for videos featuring their three Malamutes, welcomed a fourth family member.
Up until a month ago, the family consisted of three humans – a mother, a father, and their daughter – as well as two Malamutes, a cat named Milo, and a Golden Retriever named Buddy.
A few weeks ago, Emma gave birth to Nathan, bringing the family immense joy.
Shane and Emma eagerly anticipated the newborn boy’s meeting with his human older sister, Amelia, and his furry siblings.
Shane’s Instagram post indicated that one of the dogs was trembling with excitement upon meeting the newest member of their family.
The dogs fell instantly in love with the infant, taking turns guarding him while he slept, but one of them never left his side.
Buddy, the golden retriever, stays close to his human sibling.
Although Nathan is still too young for such interactions, he remains close and frequently attempts to cuddle with him. Nathan uses Buddy as a blanket instead.
Buddy’s snout can be seen resting on the infant’s legs while he sits or sleeps next to the infant in the recently uploaded YouTube video.
Buddy adores his younger sibling and cannot get enough of him.
This Golden Retriever never leaves the side of a newborn when he meets one! Shane elaborated. Buddy follows Nathan wherever he goes, or as far as he can go without being carried. It’s almost as if our dogs have an innate instinct to become fluffy little guardians.”
It is truly heartwarming to observe the bond that has already formed between the dog and the infant. They will inevitably form an incredible team in the future.