Dogs Make Us Happier & Healthier

5 Reasons Why Pet Dogs Make Us Happier & Healthier

Did you know that having a dog can help you be happy and healthy? A dog can truly transform your life! Dog owners are well aware of this. However, you do not have to be a dog owner to enjoy the company of a dog: a dog sitter or dog walker can also enjoy this pleasure! Here are seven reasons why having a dog makes you happy:

#1 – A dog will teach you about yourself

A dog is like a mirror into your soul: they are completely honest and have an unfiltered reaction to human behavior. Your devoted companion will also react directly to your actions and emotions. A dog will consistently pick up on your stress, anxiety, or anger, which can be quite upsetting. Similarly, your self-assurance and poise will influence your dog. So, take the time to get to know your dog from the inside out, and you’ll get to know yourself better. As a result, you and your dog will form an extremely special bond!

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#2 – You will never be alone

A dog is a true friend who will always be there for you, never judge you, and is always happy to see you. Consider this: you get out of bed on the wrong side of the bed, you’re feeling down, and you’re just not yourself this morning. Then your happy four-legged, tail-wagging pal appears. Your dog rests their head on your lap and gazes at you with those adoring eyes: “Don’t be depressed. Why don’t we go for a walk outside?” And your bad mood vanishes in an instant

#3 – You get a lot of fresh air

……and you get to see the most beautiful places! A dog must be walked on a regular basis. Those who are already dog owners will recognize that this is not a punishment. In fact, it’s great to be able to go outside and catch your breath after a long day at work or in front of the computer. You’ll get to know some of the most beautiful parts of your neighborhood with your canine companion. You’ll enjoy daily excursions to beautiful bushland, parks, and beaches where you can truly relax and let your dog run free. Those who walk their dog on a daily basis report feeling happier and healthier, and they have the opportunity to interact with nature regularly.

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#4 – A dog promotes enjoyable social interaction

A cute dog attracts the right kind of attention: “What a sweetheart! What is their given name?” And if you’ve ever gone for a walk with your dog, you’ll know that you’re bound to run into other dog owners and enthusiasts. Which is fantastic because you can share your experiences and the dogs can play together! Of course, you may not always feel like talking, in which case you can simply say hello and continue on your way. If you do want to meet new people, a dog is a wonderful sociable companion to have by your side!

#5 – A dog is beneficial to your health

A dog is extremely beneficial to your health. Not only does it get you moving, but it also helps to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and promote the production of endorphins, also known as “happy hormones.” Dog owners recover more quickly and efficiently after illness, and having a pet provides health and companionship benefits for the elderly. Furthermore, children who grow up with dogs are less likely to develop allergies or asthma.

In Summary

Dog ownership is a huge responsibility, and as such, you must carefully consider your options. You are the master of the universe in your dog’s eyes, the most important person in their life because they are completely reliant on you. As the owner, you are responsible for this wonderful creature’s physical and mental health. This may appear daunting, but it is the true beauty of ownership. Anyone who has ever adopted a dog understands how wonderful it is to provide a loving home for such a deserving creature. A dog will brighten your day! 

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