Benefits of Owning a Dog

By ADDW / April 26, 2019

Our fur buddies don't just give us friendship. They are funny, and  seem to understand us in a way no other human being can. They are truly a man's best friend, a complete bundle of joy!

We made a list of  exactly what a dog can do for its owner.

5 Benefits of Owning a Dog

1. Dogs are the ultimate stress revliever.

Owning a dog can motivate you to exercise every day. On those days when it might be easy to skip a workout, looking at your dog standing by the door waiting to go for a walk can give you the push you need to get out there. Taking your dog for a 30 minute walk every day can greatly improve your health.

From: ​Open Farm Pet​​​

2. You'll exercise more.

Owning a dog can motivate you to exercise every day. On those days when it might be easy to skip a workout, looking at your dog standing by the door waiting to go for a walk can give you the push you need to get out there. Taking your dog for a 30 minute walk every day can greatly improve your health.

From: ​Life Hack​​​

3. You have a more active social life.

Not only does dog ownership indirectly tell others that you're trustworthy, your trusty companion can help facilitate friendships and social networks. A 2015 study published in PLOS One found that dogs can be both the catalyst for sparking new relationships and also the means for keeping social networks thriving. One study even showed that those with dogs also had closer and more supportive relationships with the people in their lives.

From: Mental Floss

4. Home Security

 don’t think that anyone would ever rob my house because my dogs sound so vicious. They are actually very sweet and loving, but they get very excited and protective if a stranger comes to the door. Studies have shown that potential burglars are put off by barking dogs. Home security systems can cost thousands of dollars to install plus monthly fees. Using your dogs as your home security system can be a great savings, and help prevent home burglary and break ins.

From:  ​Money Crashers

5.  You're less likely to feel depressed.

The benefits of dog ownership extend to your mental health as well. Dog owners are less likely to be depressed. Dog owners who have been diagnosed with clinical depression aren’t likely to be as depressed as other people. Caring for a dog helps relieve symptoms of depression and encourages people to be more positive.

From: ​Life Hacks​​​

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