Why It's Great To Have a Dog!
Fitness - What better reason
do you need to get those walking shoes on? There's no excuse
for slouching around on the sofa when you've got a dog to
walk. No matter what size or type, every dog needs exercise
- so get out there!
Relax - According to research,
stroking animals can reduce stress levels, so if you've
had a bad day you can turn to your canine pal for a cuddle
to make it all better.
A Good Listener - Friends
and family are great, but there are times when you want
to have a good old moan without being interrupted. Your
faithful dog will happily sit and listen to you rabbit on
about most things!
Playtime - Dogs can be the
most amusing animals who just love to play - and play can
equal lots of fun! If your dog is having a great time then
the likelihood is that you are too. So enjoy your play sessions
- they're good for both of you.
Sociable - Dog lovers tend
to be a friendly lot. Not only that, there are lots of different
activities and events that you can attend if you have a
dog. Can you imagine attending a cat or hamster training
club? Er, no!
No More Sneezing - Research
has shown that if children have prolonged exposure to dogs
during their first year they are less likely to develop
allergies later in life. It is thought that coming into
contact with different bacteria helps to build the children's
immune systems, making them less susceptible to allergies.
Care - Sometimes it is actually
quite nice to look after and care for another living creature
who is totally dependent on you. It can give people a sense
of worth and, for some, provides a reason to keep going
no matter what life throws at them.
Be Responsible - A pet can
help teach children all about responsibility. As well as
the fun aspects of dog ownership, such as the playtimes
and the cuddles, dogs also need to be fed, watered, groomed
and exercised. Encourage youngsters to take part in your
pet's daily routine.
Security - Sadly, in today's
society, many people are worried about the safety of themselves
and their property. A dog can warn you of people approaching
the house and can also act as a deterrent to any would-be
Unconditional Love - There
aren't many relationships these days where you can take
as much as you like while the other party is quite happy
to just keep on giving. Dogs are loyal creatures by nature
and once shown just a smidgen of attention will become devoted
companions for life - what better reason could you possibly
need to have a doggy pal?