Having a pet dog in your home is a lot of fun and is more beneficial than you may know.
Are Dogs Good for You?
Dogs are not only great company, dogs are good for your health!
Dogs are good for your health in so many ways. Max, my pup, is a great companion, fun, cuddly at times, and gets me moving to take him for walks. He has taught my children responsibility, caring, and empathy for another creature. He brings us all joy and comfort. A dog is good for mind & body.
Here are some ways my dog benefits my family
- Companionship. He’s always glad to see us, no matter what. He knows when one of us is sad or lonely and will snuggle up to that person, making them feel loved.
- Stress Reduction. Offering his companionship lowers stress, plus he motivates us to exercise and spend time outdoors, which are great stress relievers.
- Social Development in my children. Dogs teach us empathy and to care for others. Children learn responsibility when they have to feed and care for a pet. They can also grow in confidence by reading to or just talking to their dog. Dogs always listen and never judge! Kids learn true love and may even learn how to be a true friend like their dog.
There are many more ways that we are not even aware of, that dogs improve our health, such as heart health.
This infographic by PuppySpot tells us the different ways dogs improve our health –
If you need help finding your perfect dog, once you have an idea what type he or she will be, check out PuppySpot’s Puppy Pages to search adoptable dogs in the U.S. Bonus – you get to ooh and aww over all the adorable puppy photos!