Dog Stops Baby From Crying (VIDEO)

Sure, dogs can learn how to sit, stay, fetch and shake, but can your pooch do this?

Baby's mini-temper tantrum is put to a stop when this pup starts howling. Yeah, OK, so maybe the dog's simply imitating the sound, but if the howling helps calm down a crying child, maybe it's not such a bad idea to have your pet by your side at all times (and sneak him a few extra treats every now and then).

As the video's title cleverly points out, this is "why we buy dogs for our kids." Watch the clip above (and then maybe head over to the pet adoption center).

If getting a pup is completely out of the question, we hear some babies are soothed by the sounds of Notorious B.I.G..