Benefits Of Having A Dog

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A dog requires a lot of your time and energy for training it. Dogs need to be trained to be around humans and also other dogs. When having a dog at home, it needs to be potty trained, taught his boundaries, how to behave when visitors come over, how to interact with kids, which things are he not allowed to munch on etc. Dogs have special training programs that you can enroll it in, and these may cost you a bit, however it is essential. Even you can learn some commands and teach your pup to obey them.Dogs have been man’s best friend for as long as we remember. They are not only known to be great pets but also offer excellent service in the army, police, elders’ homes etc. Dogs by default become family whenever you get one and they are a great source of compassion and care. People who are no fans of pets always go on about how expensive and dirty dogs are, how they mess everything around the house, how they poop everywhere etc. When they do whine about it, show them these scientific facts of why a dog is good for you.

You get sick less often

Studies have shown that dog owners get sick less often than others. The reason is, dogs carry germs and as you start living with these germs, your body becomes immune to a diversity of germs and hence you won’t catch the common flu that’s going around. Also, women who have been around dogs during pregnancy give birth to much healthier babies who are much resilient to allergies than other kids. The children who were tested for allergies had two types of bacteria that are transmitted by dogs that help fight against common allergies, asthma and obesity. However, doesn’t mean you should let your dog loose. They need to be taken to a professional vet who has followed ideal veterinarian courses to get them vaccinated and medicated when necessary.

You’ll be happier

Ever seen a dog owner unhappy? You will not. It is proven that dog owners have very less probability to develop depression than others. A dog will keep you occupied; you’ll be feeding him, playing with him, taking him to a vet who has been through training courses for vets, taking him on walks etc. When you have such a companion to share your life with, you will never feel depressed and lonely. Having dogs around releases oxytocin, the ‘feel good’ hormone. Dogs also have an amazing sensing ability so whenever you feel down, they will curl up next to you and provide you the love and affection you need.

You get more exercise

Obesity is a major issue in modern society but if you have a dog, you will have to take him for walks, run around and play with him, take him to the park in the evening etc. You will most probably be getting at least a 30 minute exercise every day. Also, if you ever feel lazy to wake up, there is no better alarm than a dog. He will be sitting on your face until you wake up and get off bed.

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