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The 6 Best Things About Owning A Dog

Humans share a special bond with canines. They have been at our side for centuries and earned their title as ‘man’s best friend’. We cherish our pet dogs and do everything we can to keep them happy and healthy. Having a dog is definitely hard work but dogs give us so much back. Here are the 6 best things about owning a dog.


1. Companionship

You get a companion who will be by your side and keep your company through thick and thin. Dogs make wonderful companions and love spending time with their owners. Whether you live alone or with a big family a dog is a lovely pet to have around. The bond that owners share with their dogs is very special.


2. Entertainment

Dogs can provide hours of entertainment. They do the silliest things from jumping in big puddles to sleeping upside down and running round the house in excitement when you get home. There is never a dull moment when dogs are around.


3. Loyalty

Dogs are very loyal animals who will do anything for their owners (accept be obedient!). They will protect your family and provide you with years of wonderful memories. Some dogs are more loyal than others but most pooches will stay by your side and give you unconditional love. It’s a great feeling having a loyal dog by your side.


4. Walks

Although lots of dog owners feel that walking their dog a chore, for many it is one of the most enjoyable things about having a dog. You are forced to go out every day, rain or shine and get some fresh air with your dog.


Even if you don’t feel like it once you get outside and see your dog having a fantastic time you feel much better and temporarily forget all your worries. You get to go on lots of different adventures with your dog and walk them in a variety of interesting places. When you take your dog out for a walk you also get to meet lots of other dog owners.


5. It’s good for you

Having a dog is really good for you, it’s scientifically proven. Dogs can help to reduce stress and they keep you fit and active. People who own dogs are more likely to live longer than those who don’t. There are many health benefits to having a dog around.


6. They make you happy

Most importantly of all dogs make you happy. They have a special ability to cheer you up even when you are feeling really down. Just staring into their puppy dog eyes will instantly make you feel happier. Dogs are also one of the best things to come home to after a tough day, their joy and excitement when you walk through the door is wonderful.


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