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10 Reasons Having a Dog Makes Your Life Better

Written by Jack

Dogs are great. This is basically impossible to argue with.

Whether they’re frantically greeting you as soon as you get home, staring at you while you eat, or just generally being daft, dogs provide endless amounts of joy. There’s a huge number of reasons why having a dog drastically improves your everyday life. Here are a few of our favourites…

They help you improve as a person

Becoming a dog owner comes with a lot of responsibilities. Thankfully, these responsibilities help you improve in more ways than just being a great dog owner! Taking care of a dog every day helps you better learn and understand concepts like patience, commitment and selflessness.

They improve your social life

The only thing we love more than our dogs is talking to everyone else about our love for them. Situations with other dogs and dog-owners not only improve their social skills, but it also helps you with your own. Conversing with other people about your furry-friends will help you meet new people, gain insight into the lives of other dog-owners and generally help you become more sociable.

They improve your mood…

How could you not be in a great mood when you’ve got your furry-bestie by your side? Spending just 15-30 minutes with your canine companion will calm and relax you. Playing with your dog also increases your brain’s levels of dopamine and serotonin, both of which are associated with pleasure and tranquillity. So the next time you’re feeling down, spend some time with your pooch to and you’ll be feeling fine in time.

Even at work!

A lot of people don’t always enjoy the daily grind, but having a dog with you makes it all better. Studies have shown that having a dog at work reduces stress levels, and people performing tasks work better when a dog is nearby.

They’re your best friend

It’s been said many times before that dogs are man’s best friend. It’s hard to argue with this, as you’ll struggle to find any human friends who are as loyal and devoted to you like your dog. They’re always there when you’re feeling down and need cheering up. They’re there when you need a friend to have fun with. They’re even there when you want someone to watch TV with you.

They help you exercise

Exercise; no one likes doing it, but if you want to live a healthy life, you have to. Thankfully, exercising doesn’t seem so daunting when you’ve got your furry-companion along for the journey. Playing with your dog helps you become more active, whilst taking your pooch on your morning run helps make the exercise feel less of a chore and more about spending time with your furry friend.

They always liven things up

Have you ever been sat around the house, bored, with nothing to do? Thankfully, this becomes less of an occurrence with a furry ball of energy running around. When you’ve got free time on your hands and nothing to fill it with, there’s nothing better to pass the time than playing with your pooch.

They’re great with kids

If you own a dog, you know that dogs are great friends for kids. Dogs love children and are never afraid to show their affection for them. So while your dog may not make for the perfect babysitters, they do make for the perfect playmates.

They’re always ready for an adventure

If you’re planning on going for a journey, you can guarantee your dog will be hoping to tag along too. Whether it’s a walk through the countryside, a trip to the seaside, or even just a trip into town to get some chores done, you’ll have your furry friend ready to follow you wherever you go.

They’re with you to the end

People will come and go, but your furry-buddy will always stay by your side. No matter the situation, wherever you go, or whatever you do, your dog will always be there to support you and have your back.