Why Get a Dog?

Why Get a DogFor anyone who has seen a picture of a puppy on Facebook in the last few weeks, it’s clear to see why someone would want such a cute little fur ball to light up their lives. However, there are actually plenty of reasons to get a dog, and they go way beyond the fact that they’re cute when they’re pups.

They’re Good for Your Physical Health

Having a dog means that at least once or twice a day, you will get up off the couch and go for a walk. Depending on the energy levels of your dog, you may even go for a jog. For some people, this could result in a total lifestyle overhaul, and you’ll soon feel the benefits of getting some daily fresh air and exercise. Plus, by walking around you’ll get some vitamin D, and enjoy great-looking skin with a healthy glow.

They’re Good for Mental Health

‘Therapets’ may be a relatively new phenomenon, however it’s not hard to see why coming home to a pet every day would be good for your mental health. Animals make us feel connected to the world, and a dog is always happy to see you, which can provide a real boost on bad days. Dogs are able to sense our moods, and will actively try to comfort it. Plus, getting outside for their walk can help with endorphins and managing feelings of stress and anxiety, while cuddling up with them can combat feelings of isolation.

They Make You Feel Safe

After a divorce or break up, it can feel really strange coming home to an empty house, and you may feel a little alone or unprotected. Having a dog around can help you feel a lot more secure, especially as they’re a proven deterrent for home invaders and burglars.

They’re Good for Kids

Children love animals and vice versa, and having a pet around the house can really help with your child’s social and emotional development.

There are so many pros and hardly any cons when it comes to getting a dog.