Raising children is no easy task and nothing can prepare you for being a parent. It is the most challenging job in the world and some of its feats moms and dads perform every day go unnoticed unlike the things we get credited for when at work. So finding things that will occupy your kids while you work or help you get some time for yourself isn’t easy. Children have short attention spans and are easy to get distracted. But it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to get new things to do for them every day. Getting a pet when your child is prepared to take on some responsibility is a good way to find a favorite pastime and at the same time introduce the notion of duties. If you are thinking of a dog raising one is much easier with dog training methods these days and with toilets for dogs you will have little trouble teaching your new pets how to behave. This leaves lots of room for having fun with your children and their new animal. This will give you a chance to teach many important things to your kid while providing him or her with someone to take care of.