7 reasons to have a dog

7 Reasons to Have A Dog Pet

The animal and human relationship is a different bond. Owning a pet provides an undefined form of satisfaction. Are you planning to own a pet and facing a dilemma about which pet you must chose to start a new journey as a pet parent? Let me tell some amazing ups that having a dog as a pet brings into your life.

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Dogs have proven to be one of the best companions for human for years. They belong to the family of wolves that live in groups. While living with humans they find them as a part of their pack therefore they are loyal. Dogs do not take much time to form unconditional bond with humans. Taking care of your dog provides you a purpose to live and makes you feel worthy that someone is dependent on you and needs you to take care of them. Dogs are good listeners and they become listening ears for you in times of sadness
and you can open your heart in front of them without hesitating.

Keep moving:

Owning a dog helps you remain active physically even if you are the laziest person on the earth. Usually dogs love to run, chase and play which makes you move with them. Longs walks, jog or playful activities keep you physically active that makes your immune system strong thus protects you from falling sick frequently. Going out exposes you to fresh air and help you to stay healthy and fit. In addition to this, dogs require a basic routine taking care of them, giving them a bath, feeding them and making their bed requires an additional physical effort.

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Relieves Stress:

Dogs are loving creatures everyone knows that. Just imagine coming back home and your dog waiting for you anxiously on the door to greet you and give you a warm welcome. Isn’t it stress relieving? Many people said that even after a tiring day snuggling with their dogs instantly elevates their mood. Your fun loving and active friend also distracts you from negative thoughts and makes you focus on the present. Touching your dog and petting them may help you to relieve stress; as when you are spending your time with dog your body releases oxytocin hormones that works as stress reliever by lower cortisol levels and increasing the trust level.

Development of Skills:

Growing with dogs help your child to develop different skills. Let your kids take care of their pet dog make them give it a bath, feed your dog on time and keep their dogs fun stuff in place this will nurture the seeds of parental skill in your child. In addition to this, by creating unconditional bond with their pet your child will boost his emotional development. Dogs make friends easily, so if your child takes them out for a walk or any physical activity it will help them socialize with other kids. Moreover, cuddling and snuggling with a dog can even help to calm down a hyperactive kid. 

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Health benefits:

Kids that grow with pet dogs experience less allergies, eczema or asthma problems. People that have dogs as pet experience low blood pressure which reduces risk of getting cardiovascular diseases. 

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Reduces your isolation:

You may keep your dog busy indoors with his toys but dog needs to go out and socialize with other pups too. Dogs make friends easily and taking them out will make you socialize with other people and other pup parents. In addition to this kids growing up with dogs are more socially active and have higher level of self-esteem.

Bonds Family:

Dogs are center of many activities that a family does collectively like going for walks, watching TV or even travelling. Usually family divides their roles and responsibilities towards a pet which make them coordinate more with each other. In addition to this, all family members always have some stories of their pet to share with each other.

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Hope the above content will help you in making the decision of why to choose a dog as a pet.

Wendy Lipscomb

Author Bio:

Wendy is a self-employed beauty therapist, mother of two; life-long pet parent and lover of dogs who somehow manages to squeeze in the time to satisfy another of her loves - writing. Wendy is the founder, main contributor to and editor of TotallyGoldens.com