Dogs are the best. This is not an opinion, this is fact – pure and simple. Okay, so I may be a little bias but dogs do have the amazing ability to change a life for the better. There’s a reason they are known as man’s best friends and why people love them for their loyalty and kindliness. That being said, dogs are living, breathing, feeling animals with emotions and needs and so you should take serious thought and preparation when considering whether one is right for you. Here we look at 10 ways they can make your life better.
1. Health Benefits
Dogs need their exercise, they need to be walked and with some level of regularity, depending on size and breed, how long for can vary quite a lot but the fact is, you need to walk your furry friend and so getting out and about is something you will do with them.
This will improve your cardiovascular health as you start to exercise more and run and play with your dog, lowering blood pressure and strengthening your heart. In fact, A study in Canada found that dog owners walked an average of 300 minutes per week compared to 168 minutes for those who don’t own a dog.