I don't have children of my own (can't). I'm a 60's child and my mother was given drugs so she wouldn't miscarry, turns out they had side effects .
Anyway, after having two step children more often than not from age 6 & 7 it gave me no desire to go to "extreme" measures to see if I could have kids. I too will stick to dogs.
How many times I have to remind the skids not to put the puppies to their faces, to put them down on the ground, stop carrying them around they have legs, and to engage in games with them with toys and not their hands I hate to count. They KNOW they shouldn't do it but when they think I'm not watching you guessed it.
But they understand about strange dogs and there is no longer any problems there.
And SS13 wanted to dob his cousin in for hitting their dog and in fact gave his cousin a big lecture.
But when it comes to the puppies grrrr.