Dogs 101: 10 Reasons to Love a Dog or 10 – Animal Facts
Not that we really need reasons to love a dog. They’re cute, loving and loyal companions.
Although his lifespan is short, a dog makes a major impact in your life.
But for fun, we present 10 Reasons to Love a Dog or 10. Give us your best reasons to love a dog in the comments below.
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10. Your dog gives you an excuse.
You won’t have to come up with excuses for things you don’t want to do.
Don’t want to help your friend paint their house?
“I really need to spend time with my dog.”
How about that road trip that your sister keeps trying to drag you on?
“I’ve can’t leave my dog alone that long.”
Is your house messy? That’s ok, you have a dog.
9. Your Dog knows how to relax.
Ever just need to relax and unwind? Your dog is an expert. He is probably on his fifth nap of the day and it’s not even noon.
Might as well just hop on the sofa beside him for a midday nap or two.
8. Your dog gets you motivated.
OK, you might have spent a bit too much time sitting on your rear. As much as he likes to relax, your dog also likes to get outside. And there are few things more motivating than your dog urging you to take him for a walk.
According to a Swedish study, dog owners have a 23 percent less chance of cardiovascular disease. So, thank your dog as you put his leash on.
7. You can sleep better at night.
Your dog is a natural protector and an effective alarm system. Even the smallest of dogs will alert you to someone trying to enter your house. Bigger dogs can do something about it.
So, sleep tight, knowing that your dog’s got your six and no one is getting into your house while you peacefully slumber.
6. Dogs love to cuddle.
Sometimes you just want a warm hug and your dog is more than happy to oblige.
Bonus: dogs are warm and fuzzy and that’s the best kind of cuddle.
Cuddling your dog isn’t just good for your pet — it’s great for you. While oxytocin is released, human cortisol levels drop, alongside a calmed heart rate after a session of petting and cuddling.
Cortisol is your body’s stress hormone, used to bring about metabolic action to help you deal with your “hostile” environment and regulate your body — but excess levels lead to a physical breakdown.
5. Dogs are incredibly entertaining.
Ever sit in wonder at your dog chasing his tail for hours, contemplating why he finds it so amazing? Then you realize that you’ve been entertained by him chasing his tail for hours.
Dogs love to play. If your bored or stressed, grab a toy and lose yourself for a few hours.
You won’t find another pet that enjoys road trips more than your dog, despite what you told your sister earlier.
Dogs are eager travelers, so adding a dog to your family doesn’t mean you can’t take vacations. Heck, dogs have traveled with people to all corners of the earth and have even been to space.
3. Dogs are obedient.
Well not always, but a properly trained dog is quite obedient. And they’re probably easier to train than kids.
Most dog breeds are capable of learning a few hundred commands from simple commands such as stay to more complex commands as go get me a soda from the fridge.
2. Your Dog can lower your risk stroke.
It’s simple — if you give yourself more time to relax and unwind and more time getting exercise, you lower your chances of experiencing a stroke. A stroke is when your brain’s blood and oxygen supply is dangerously restricted — and it can occur for any number of reasons, from constricted blood vessels to a hemorrhage.
Cuddling your dog — or anyone else you love for that matter can help you avoid a stroke. Make sure to include dosages of laughter.
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1. Your dog thinks you can do no wrong.
Looking for unconditional love? Look no further. Your dog will love you forever or at least for his forever. He will always make you feel like the most important person in his life because you are.
Where else are you going to find that kind of love?
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