Top 10 Best Things About Owning a Dog

They’re always happy to see you.

Dogs want to be with you, and that means they’re always ready to see you. When you walk in the door, they’re excited to greet you with a wagging tail and perhaps some playful barking. They make it clear they’re happy to see you no matter how much time has passed since your last visit home. It’s like every time is the first time–and that can make even the most mundane moments of your day feel special. No matter what mood you’re in when you come home, dogs are there for you: whether its a mid-day slump or an evening where it’s tough for you to sleep, dogs do their best to cheer up their owners with their presence alone.

Dogs absorb stress.

There’s a reason why you see so many dogs in offices, hospitals and schools. Dogs are able to relieve stress for humans. When you come home from a long day at work or school, your dog will most likely run up to you and greet you with excitement. Just that act alone can help relieve stress as soon as it happens. Stress is released when endorphins are released in your brain. There have also been studies that show that petting an animal lowers blood pressure and helps calm nervousness which reduces anxiety levels.

If someone is stressed about a major test or difficult assignment, taking the time to go on a walk with the family dog can be very beneficial because it takes their mind off of what they’re nervous about, plus it gives them some exercise which will tire them out if they need to rest after studying all night. No matter how old or young you are, dogs are able to relieve human stress; therefore making the owner feel better!

You can feel like a parent without the guilt or work.

Once you get your dog home, the hard work begins. But if you’re like me, you’ll find that all of that work is worth it. Every time I see my dog snuggle into his bed, every time he comes running to me whenever I show up at home, every time he gives me a kiss first thing in the morning — it makes all of the worrying about him and all of the stress worth it.

You can feel like a parent without being a bad one!

The best thing about owning a dog for someone who works nonstop? You don’t have to feel guilty about not spending enough time with your pet. Dogs are perfectly happy to spend their days sleeping or wandering around outside (as long as they have food and water)! Your dog won’t be bothered if you’re gone all day or come home late every night. In fact, most dogs just love having toys around and other people around to play with them while you’re away. So if you have a busy schedule but still really want a dog, let me tell you — this is definitely the way to go!

Dogs are always down for an adventure.

  • Taking dogs on hikes. There are so many opportunities for quality bonding with your dog when you go for a hike. The fresh air and outdoor exercise will put both of you in a great mood!
  • Taking dogs camping. Camping is just as fun, if not more fun, with a dog by your side. You can play fetch by the campfire and have them help keep watch while you sleep!
  • Taking dogs to the beach. Ah yes, one of the best vacations to take with your dog is to the beach! They’ll love running around on the sand and chasing waves into shore!

Dogs help you live in the present moment.

When you’re in the presence of a dog, it is impossible to worry about the past or future. They are fully present in each and every moment, a quality we can learn from them to live our own lives more deeply. By being so intensely focused on the present moment, dogs help us get out of our heads, become more positive and enjoy life in all its simple joys. Dogs like nothing better than playing with their toy mice, sniffing all the interesting smells they find while out walking and spending time with you as much as possible. These are lessons that can be taught to us so that we don’t always have to be thinking about what happened yesterday or tomorrow, but rather that we take pleasure from whatever is happening right now.

They snuggle with you while you watch TV.

Dogs are like living, breathing, furry heaters. They make great cuddle buddies—their fur is always warm and soft, and they’re happy to sit with you for hours as you enjoy your favorite show. The best part about snuggling with dogs, in particular, is that it’s a clear sign that they love you. Dogs aren’t exactly known for their restraint when it comes to showing affection, so when a dog is willing to sit quietly with you instead of running around and barking at everything that moves, you know he or she has a lot of love for you.

If this sounds like the kind of relationship you’d enjoy having with an animal companion, I strongly recommend getting yourself a dog! Just make sure that he or she will be able to behave while watching TV—otherwise, it could be distracting!

Dogs make you feel less alone, no matter how many people are around.

Working from home? That’s no problem. You have a four-legged friend whose main joy in life is making sure you feel special. At the end of the day, when everyone else has gone to their homes, it feels good knowing you have a companion who will always be there for you and make sure your evening is filled with love and affection.

If you’re in a crowded room full of people, not only can you still feel lonely—but if everyone around you is talking and laughing while ignoring your attempts at conversation, that feeling can be even worse. Luckily, if this happens to be the case for you as well as owning a dog, your pooch will likely be more than happy to help fill the void by being with you in spirit (and actually).

They force you to have a schedule.

If you’re thinking of getting or have just received a dog as a pet, you’ll want to know about all the benefits that come with it, especially if you live alone. Since all dogs are different, some dogs may be better suited for living together than others. Even though you need to work on your relationship with your dog to get the most out of it, in general owning a dog is good for your health and happiness. Here are 10 things I like about our dog:

Dogs don’t care if you’re rich or poor, pretty or ugly, funny or boring. They only love you for being you.

Dogs are the real MVPs of the pet world. They don’t care if you’re rich or poor, pretty or ugly, funny or boring. They only love you for being you. I mean all other pets will judge you even if you sneeze, but dogs don’t. All they want to do is make sure that their humans are safe and sound at all times.

Dogs are loyal companions, always happy to see you at the end of a long day, always up for anything fun with their best bud (you!), and always there to dole out a cuddle when things aren’t going your way. They just get it! Dogs know how to live life to its fullest; after all, every day is an adventure with them.

There’s no doubt that dogs are great friends and members of our families, but they also teach us so many different life lessons on how to be better people in general.

Owning a dog is the best excuse ever to spend a little extra time at the park every day.

While most people probably don’t need an excuse to go outside and enjoy the fresh air, it can be tricky to wrangle up enough motivation when you’re just not feeling it. Dogs, though, need to be let out of the house every day—which means that having a dog gives you the perfect reason to spend a little bit more time outdoors. The health benefits of spending time in nature are numerous: getting some sunshine every day is essential for producing vitamin D, which regulates calcium absorption; fresh air and walking make your heart healthier; and being outside is also good for your mental health. And while you’re out there enjoying the weather and keeping your heart healthy, you can socialize your pup with other dogs so they don’t lose their manners! Having a dog gives you an excuse (or maybe just a little extra motivation) to do something good for yourself every day.

owning a dog is all worth it!

Owning a dog is all worth it!

It might sometimes seem like you’re going to be stuck with a fur-covered, slobber-spitting, tail-wagging responsibility forever, but they are so fun! You simply can’t imagine life without your little buddy running around. Here are the best things about owning a dog to help remind you why he is the best thing in your life right now.

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