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Benefits of Owning a Dog

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We all know that having a dog comes with responsibility and commitment but there are also numerous benefits. If you own a dog or are currently considering getting a dog you will be aware of the joy a dog can bring into our lives. Here are some other benefits to having a furred companion in the household that you may not have already thought of.

Benefits of Owning a Dog 

 

Companionship - Not only are dogs’ man’s best friend but they also encourage social interaction with people and especially other dog owners on walks.

Exercise - Having a dog means that it has to be brought on daily walks which in turn means the owner is getting regular exercise. Regular exercise is essential element of a healthy lifestyle and for overall wellbeing.

Mood booster - Being around dogs can help make more calm and relaxed. In a nutshell dogs are a furred source of happiness for us humans and can help combat depression.

Security alarm - Dogs can help us feel safer and are nature’s security alarm alerting the household to any suspicious behaviour outside with barking or whining. They also act as a deterrent to potential burglars.

Stress busters - Have you notice the trend of having office dogs? That is because according to studies having a dog pottering around the office reduces stress levels in employees.

Personal development - The responsibility, patience, selflessness and commitment that comes with being a dog owner makes us all-around better people.

Allergy fighting - Children that grow up in a house with a dog are less likely to develop allergies over their lifetime.

Cancer detection - Scientific studies have shown that dogs have the ability to smell cancer in the human body.

Never a dull moment - Having a dog means that there is never a dull moment and using the phrase ‘I’m bored there’s nothing to do’ is no longer applicable. Whether it is playing or grabbing the lead and going for a walk, life with a dog can never be classed as boring.

Teaching Children - Having a dog in the home can teach children valuable life lessons such as responsibility, routine and caring for others.

Do you have any benefits of being a dog owner that you would like to share? Share them with us by heading over to our Facebook page and leaving a comment.

 

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