Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Many Benefits Of Getting A Dog

It’s understandable that people would have some reservations about getting a dog, or indeed, any pet. After all, it’s a big commitment. While it’s not on the same level as having a child, the two do overlap quite a lot. So if you’re thinking about getting a dog, then you’ll want to be sure that it’s worth the effort!

Well, the good news on that front is that it very much can be worth the effort. There are so many benefits to getting a dog that, for many people, it’s a no-brainer. A canine friend can add so much to your life! In this blog, we’ll run through some of the most impactful benefits that they’ll bring. 

It’s Social

It seems like we’re always meeting new people when we’re young. But when we’re adults? Then, meeting new people becomes a bit of a challenge. It can often feel like we only meet new people when a new person starts in the office! But if you have a dog, then you’ll be meeting people all the time. Why? Because society loves dogs, you’ll always have people coming up to meet your canine bud. They’ll come for the dog, but they might just stay because of how awesome you are!

It’s Healthy

It’s easy to stay indoors and just watch Netflix. Even when we know we should get moving to keep our fitness in check, in many cases, the couch wins. But when you have a dog, you won’t have the option to just sit on the couch. They’ll need walking, multiple times a day. You might not want to head out when it’s raining, but those brisk walks are good for your overall health. You might just find that you have become fitter than you’ve ever been!

It’s Good For Your Mental Wellbeing

And it’s not just your physical health that a dog will improve, either. They can also be wonderful for a person’s mental well-being, too. Indeed, as Great Danes of the Ozarks explains, the mental health benefits of dogs are so profound that they’ve even begun to be included in therapy treatments. Life can be hard, and it’s always a good idea to look at things that’ll make your life a little bit happier. And if the thing that’ll improve your happiness is as cute as a dog, then all the better!

It Keeps Love High

Dogs might be the only creature that loves you more than it loves themselves. If you pour some love into a dog, then you’ll get it back ten times over. The world can seem a little negative from time to time, so we could all do with some more love!

So, Are You Ready?

And there we have it. Of course, you should always think carefully before bringing a dog into your world. But if you’re on the fence, then the benefits that we’ve outlined above might just convince you that it’s the right thing to do. We’re sure that you won’t regret it!


30 comments:

  1. I am a dog person but am not allowed pets where I live now. When I am ready to move, dog ownership will be one of the criteria that must be met before I move in

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  2. This is so true; dogs are amazing for your health and well-being! I can't wait to move into a house so we can get another dog.

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  3. There sure are many benefits to owning a dog.

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  4. This is great information. We've been thinking about getting a dog but it's a lot of responsibilities that comes with getting one

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  5. Pets are the best and if you are able to offer them a safe and loving home they give you back so much in return. I love our pets like family and spoil them daily.
    heather
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  6. I've only ever had cats but I would love to get a dog too

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  7. This is a helpful article. Dogs are truly faithful companions and members of the family.

    Nancy
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  8. So many good reasons to have a dog :)

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  9. I would love to have a dog. But they aren't allowed where I live.

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  10. The best part is that dogs are always excited to be around you.

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  11. So many great reason. I love the dogs that I have.

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  12. I like getting some of those benefits from my doggie nieces.

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  13. I loved having a dog as a kid but found out as a teenager I was allergic and couldn't get another one since. I wish I could.

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  14. I would like to have a dog again but it's just not in the cards at this late time in my life.

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  15. Would love to get a dog someday!

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  16. Definitely a lot to consider when getting a pet, dogs seem popular!

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  17. i feel like my dog saves my life on a daily basis.

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  18. I wish I could have a dog, but where I live it is not allowed.

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  19. Very accurate post! They are such a therapeutic part of your life and part of the famiyl!

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  20. I grew up with all different kind of dogs and loved it. I haven't had a pet in a couple of years though.

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  21. You are so right we lost our Danny a few year's back heartbreaking and it's not the same in the house

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  22. Owning a dog is a huge commitment but it's so very rewarding.

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  23. I dream of having at least two! One day...! For my mental health too.

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  24. After being a single parent for decades this time is all mine now.

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  25. My dogs and cats have both been my comfort in the past 13 years of my pain and medical mystery. Id be lost without them!

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  26. The unconditional love you get from a pet is incomparable. They add so much joy to living.

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