It's no secret that dogs have been man's best friend for thousands of years. They have a special place in our hearts and can give so much as pets. Dogs are the most popular pets in the UK and for good reason. If you are considering getting a dog and aren't sure if a dog could be the right pet for you then read on to discover how a dog could enhance your life. Here's why dogs make great pets. They are great funThere's never a dull moment when you have a dog in your home. They provide endless hours of entertainment and joy for all the family. Dogs regularly surprise their owners with hilarious behaviours. All dogs have different characteristics and temperaments and have something different to offer their owners, but most dogs are just great fun. They get you out and aboutWhen you have dog your are forced to get out of the house every day no matter what the weather. Dogs need to be walked on a daily basis which means owners have to get outside and be active. This is excellent for your health, it's been proven that people who own dogs tend to live longer. They help you meet peopleWhen you are out and about with your dog you will meet people. Dog owners just love talking to other owners about their dog. You will meet lots of new people at the dog park and out and about with your dog that you wouldn't otherwise have met. Having a dog can help you to be more social. They help relieve stressScientific research has found that dogs can help to relieve stress. The simple act of stroking a dog can help to calm you down and make you feel relaxed. Having a dog around can also help to lower your blood pressure. They provide companionshipDogs are excellent companions. They stay at home with you and keep you company no matter how you are feeling. Dogs are very loyal and give a lot of love and affection back to their owners. They can provide securitySome breeds of dogs don't make very good guard dogs. However, if you want to feel secure in your home choose a breed that would make an effective guard dog. Just having a dog in your home can make you feel more safe. They make you happyHaving a dog will bring lots of happiness into your life. Coming home to a dog that's wagging their tail at you is a fantastic feeling. Dogs can also help people with depression and anxiety.