Research have found out that kids who grew up with dogs or other pet animal tend to have higher self esteem, cognitive development, and higher social skills.
Pets provide emotional support, reduce stress and improve children’s communication skill.

Research also have found that kids have better general health, more obedient, more physical active, less moody, fewer behavior problem and fewer learning issues.

Upbringing do matter both for the human and the dog, it completely depends on the human parents to learn and teach the appropriate behavior, dogs help us in training ourselves.