Part of the family! Nick Lachey opened up about how his dog, Wookie, prepared him to be a father of three.
The former 98 Degrees singer, 43, and his wife, Vanessa Lachey, got the Yorkipoo in 2007 shortly after they started dating. The duo credit the dog as a stepping stone toward their three children, Camden, 4, Brooklyn, 2, and Phoenix, 4 months.
“It’s so funny. When you talk to people who have kids and don’t have dogs, they refuse to see the connection between having a dog and using that as a little bit of a training ground, but we totally, totally buy into that,” Nick told. “It’s obviously different having a child and having a dog. But in a lot of ways, some of the principles apply, with patience and things like that. Wookie was definitely a good training ground — a good trial for real parenthood.”
Photo Credit: Evans Vestal Ward/Getty Images