Don Swift thought he had merely captured his daughter's first time crawling, but he caught that wonderful moment and so much more. The Lab is an ideal dog for families with kids. They are gentle, smart, and have an innate desire to please. They give love unconditionally. Kids sense this loyalty and devotion and, in turn, learn to show that same devotion to others. As with all dogs, proper training is necessary, as Labs are easily excited. However, a Labrador puppy is a fine addition for a family to include with the birth of a child. Kids who grow up with dogs will have many years to develop a bond that cannot be broken.