Dogs keep you fit
Even on days when you don’t feel like leaving the house, seeing a dog’s ‘puppy eyes’ practically begging for a walk will get you out & about and, chances are, you’ll love getting out in the great outdoors once you get out and see your pooch running around having fun. Getting a daily walk keeps both you & your dog fit together and you get the glow from all that fresh air!
Dogs reduce stress
Studies have shown that the simple act of petting your dog increases endorphins and makes you feel happier. Who can resist that wagging tail when you come home from a stressful day, or the excitement that a dog shows every time he sees you (even if you’ve only left the room for 5 minutes). A dog’s love is unconditional and will snap you out of any ‘funk’ you may be feeling on certain days.
Dogs boost your social life
Since owning dogs, I’ve never met, and talked, to so many people. Just going to the local park usually involves lots of time stopping & chatting to other dog owners. It’s a great way to make friends and most parks have groups of dog owners who meet regularly so you can even find social groups that way. If you aren’t sure how to do so, email me and I’ll find a local group for you! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dogs make the best buddies
If you are retired, live at home alone or just feeling lonely, dogs make great companions and provide unconditional love. Having someone to snuggle up with on a lonely evening works wonders for your own mental well-being.
Dogs make us better people
I’ve heard the phrase ‘who rescued who?’ on many occasions and this is because dogs teach us patience, responsibility for their well-being and commitment to owning a pet. People who own, or look after, dogs are just awesome!