For someone who has been around dogs for all his life, I can see how they can make your life better. But you shouldn’t take my word for it, in fact in this post I’m going to share with you a couple of reasons that are actually backed up by science that prove a dog will improve you and your life.
If you’re already determined to become a dog owner and don’t need any convincing from me, here’s a new puppy checklist I think you should check out. It shows you everything you need to know when getting a new puppy.
First of all, did you know that spending just half an hour with your dog can drastically improve your mood and make you more relaxed and calm. Playing with your dog reduces stress and increases happiness. Just try it.
If you’re not getting too much exercise, having a dog will force you to get out more and become a more active person. Since your dog will need daily walking it will help you improve your stamina and cardio levels.
If you have any kids they’ll also benefit a lot from a new puppy. The first thing I can think of is the fact that kids with dogs get sick fewer times and generally have better health than children without a dog in the house. This is actually a proven scientific fact.
If you want more social interactions, well… there’s nothing better than taking your dog to the park. While he’s interacting with other dogs you can strike conversations with other dog owners. So it’s a win-win for you and your pup.
Besides being man’s best friend, your best friend, your dog is also amazing at alerting you of suspicious activities. Hey, you never know when a burglar decides to try his luck with your home. Having a dog around discourages these type of things before they happen.
Your pup will be your most loyal friend and will always have your back no matter what.
With proper training, your pup can become a great service dog. They can be trained to bring medicine, help neutralize a stressful situation or even detect epilepsy seizures. That’s actually amazing.
Another thing I would mention is that they help you sleep better when you let them sleep in your bed. Opinions are 50-50 with this one, and I myself tend to feel that your dog should have his own bed. Yeah, it’s fun to have him jump around in your bed, but it shouldn’t become a habit. In fact, a dog bed should probably one of the first things you buy when getting a pup. There’s a list with the best orthopedic dog beds that you should look at. Just search online, there is so much information about every aspect of getting and owning a dog.
There are a lot more reasons to get a pup but these are the ones that popped in my mind right now. If you think of anything else that should be added to this post just leave a comment below, I always like to hear what you have to say.