Introduction

It’s no doubt that dog ownership is a big responsibility, and something that no one should rush into. The change in lifestyle is something you’ll want to think about seriously if you plan on being a good pet-parent. That being said, the benefits of dog ownership are endless. From the moment you pick up your new puppy or new older pal, you’re adding a steady stream of unconditional love into your life. Dogs are work, and some moments of frustration are to be expected, but the benefits easily outweigh challenges. They could even lead to living a longer life! Here are four of the biggest benefits of dog ownership to help you make that leap!

Brings Happiness

Dog owners can contest that their puppers give them a dose of joy on the daily. Being greeted by someone who’s ecstatic to see you every morning is bound to get your day off to a good start. People with dogs are even said to have more laughter in their life. You could find millions of funny dog videos on the internet, but why not enjoy the canine comedy in real life? From puppyhood onward, your dog will add more smiles and laughter to your life.

Increases Fitness

People with canine companions generally lead healthier lives. Suddenly, exercising isn’t just about you anymore, it’s also about being a good pet-parent. When your dog is begging to out for a walk, it’ll give you the extra motivation you need to get outside and get moving. Dogs also make excellent running and hiking companions. That mountain you always wanted to climb, but don’t have someone to go with you will be an adventure for your furry pal!

Lowers Stress

There’s a reason why doggo’s are used in various forms of therapy. Some studies show that when performing a stressful task, people show less stress when their pet is with them than a family member or close friend. Having less stress transcends into health benefits as well, such as lowering your blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety, and even easing pain. No matter what happens in your life, you’ll never lose the unconditional love of your faithful pal.

Helps People Socialize

Your dog's companionship alone can help stave off loneliness and depression, but it also creates more opportunities to socialize. As you go on your walk through the neighborhood with your pup, it makes you more approachable and creates an easy way to start conversations. Especially if you have an adorable puppy, or a rare breed of dog, it may be hard to get through your walk without being stopped. Your pal can benefit too from some extra pats and a chance to make furry friends!
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