Ever heard the phrase that you don’t know what you’re missing in life until it arrives? That’s dog love!
Ask any dog parent what they cherish the most about their pet, and they’ll give you the same answer – the selfless, unconditional bond of love that they share with their furry friend. It’s probably the most pure and organic connection you can share with anyone in this world.
A dog is not called man’s best friend for no reason. From being the most loyal companion to a literal lifesaver, a dog is, as George Graham Vest famously said, “the one absolute unselfish friend that man have in this selfish world – the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous – is his dog.”
However, if you need to be further convinced to get a dog, here are some of the many ways having a pet dog can improve your life and make it awesome:
1. Dogs Make Us Happy
It’s difficult not to break into a smile seeing your dog’s excitement when you come home after work or its ever-readiness to cuddle. While the love and selfless nature of a dog are enough to turn a frown upside down, science has found that there is another reason why spending time with their pooch makes people feel calmer, relaxed, and happier. Several research studies have shown that spending time with dogs, even as little as 15 to 30 minutes, can initiate the release of Oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine in your body.
Oxytocin, often regarded as the love hormone, reduces stress and anxiety, and evokes feelings of relaxation and empathy. On the other hand, dopamine and serotonin are neurotransmitters, commonly referred to as happy hormones. Their release is associated with mood regulation and increased happiness. In a nutshell, dogs can help reduce stress and make you happy!
2. Your Mornings Will Never Be the Same
Do you have a hard time getting out of bed every morning? Or are you one of those people who wake up grumpy and grouch?
When you are a pet parent to an energetic dog, your mornings will never be slow, lazy, and crabby!
With a dog at home, you’ll wake every morning with those cold and wet, but oh-so-cute good morning kisses from your furry friend.
3. They Brighten Up Your Days
Dogs are fun-loving and playful creatures. And their energy is contagious. From watching them play with their toys on their own to playing a game of fetch with them, life is all fun with pooches. Your days will never be boring with a doggo in life.
4. There Will Always Be Someone to Pick You Up When You Feel Low
Dogs have been known for their strong ability to sense their owner’s feelings. It seems magical, but it feels so good when your Fido licks your face, cuddle with you, and even licks your tears and give you a hug. It’s the best feeling ever; take our word for it!
5. A Dog Can Help You Find More Friends
Taking your dog out for daily walks will allow you to socialize and take our word for it – having a dog means you’ll be able to strike conversations with other pet parents almost instantly! Also, dogs rarely miss a chance to interact and play with other dogs. This means they are likely to make new friends when they go out, and this is how you’ll get the chance to interact with other dog parents.
Getting A Pet Dog Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself!
A dog changes your life, for better, in more ways than you can think of – the benefits of having a dog discussed above just make the tip of the iceberg. Ask any dog parent, and they would tell you that getting the dog was one of the best decisions of their life.
Dogs are simply adorable creatures. They have a lot to give, but only demand very few things in return; some playtime and your cuddles. They are lovable, loyal, and protective to the extent that they will protect you with their life. Do yourself a favor, and get yourself a dog! (Thank us later!)