12 Ways Having A Dog Will Make You A Better Person

Dogs For Fitness

Dogs For Fitness

Research shows that dog owners tend to be in better physical shape. This is due to the fact that dogs encourage us to walk and play which promotes a more active lifestyle.

Dogs For Meeting People

Dogs For Meeting People

For those that may be a little introverted at times, studies have shown that having a dog in your life promotes you to get out and about, meeting people. Dogs create a great conversational topic and therefore aid in making friends.



Because You Can Train Them

Because You Can Train Them

This is less about you and personal growth and more about admiration for the cool things a dog is capable of. Dogs can be taught to dance, spin, speak, rollover, and so on. Unless of course, it happens to be an old dog and we take the metaphor about old dogs literally...

Dogs For Protection

Dogs For Protection

There isn’t a more loyal and fierce protector than a dog. In fact, studies have shown that just owning a dog can be a deterrent of crime. If a burglar is foolish enough to break into a home guarded by a protective dog then he or she probably won’t be back.



So You Never Have To Eat Alone

So You Never Have To Eat Alone

Think about it. Every time you go for a walk with a dog and at some point begin to lick an ice cream, doesn’t the dog stare at you with eyes that beg for some? Just don’t submit if you what you are eating is a chocolate bar.

They're Part Of The Family

They're Part Of The Family

Dogs will literally treat their owners as if they were family because of the inherent nature of dogs being pack animals. The dog will see you, his owner, as the leader of the pack and everyone else as a member of that pack.



They Know How You're Feeling

They Know How You're Feeling

As studies have confirmed, dogs can read our emotions. In fact, dogs remain the only non-human animals who scan the left side of our faces when they look at us. This is something that humans do in order to read another person’s emotion.

Dogs For Responsibility

Dogs For Responsibility

Dogs are quite a serious commitment and definitely a large responsibility. So, if you were wondering what sort of parent you might be one day or if you can handle raising a child, get a dog. If you find looking after a dog too much responsibility, then maybe you shouldn’t have kids.



You Will Never Be Lonely

You Will Never Be Lonely

If you children have left home and the place seems kind of empty, think about getting a dog. Dogs provide a great level of companionship so that it is almost impossible to feel lonely with one around the house.

Dogs For Self-Discipline

Dogs For Self-Discipline

Studies have shown that dog owners will quite often be more self-disciplined than those who do not own dogs. This makes sense since dogs require owners to be disciplined with their routine and their needs, and so this will filter on in to the owner’s own life.



Dogs For Forgiveness

Dogs For Forgiveness

None of us are perfect and this is also true for dogs. Like us, they often make mistakes and depending on their training and discipline, you may end up with accidents on the carpet or a chewed rug, etc,. However, as a dog owner, you will see that these events are relatively minor in the grand scheme of things and this is sure to mirror your own life in the same fashion.

Because Dogs Are Cute! Do You Really Even Need Another Reason?!

Because Dogs Are Cute! Do You Really Even Need Another Reason?!

If you have read this far then there’s a good chance that you are quite fond of dogs already but maybe you don’t actually have one. How often do you look at someone else’s dog and think how great it would be to have one? Some people spend literally hours looking at cute dog pictures. So, for the fourteen previously mentioned reasons, why not just go and get one?