Why Dogs Make Good Pets: Value your Pekingese More

 


If you are an animal lover, then you are already well aware that there are only 2 categories of people which you already belong to one: Dog people and cat people. Either you love dogs and hate cats or the other way around. Of course, everyone has their own opinion about this matter based on their own experience and we cannot argue with that. So, why dogs make good pets? We go a long way back with dogs and ever since, the history of dogs has often been interlinked with us and they are mostly helping us one way or another.

Today, dogs are very lovable and helpful. Take the time to observe your pekingese, you may see him sitting at your feet while you are watching tv or reading the paper. And the slighest noise out of nowhere, he would bark to warn you about it. And if somebody would ring the bell, he would be the one to bounce off towards the door to investigate it. The dogs have already been doing this kind of thing for hundreds of years alerady.

In case a fire will occur in the middle of the night, rest assured that your dog will wake you up no matter what. He would try to wake up every member in the family to make sure that everyone will get to safety.

Another thing that dogs are known for is their helping skill. Once their master is injured, they would do whatever it takes to get help to you the soonest time possible.

Why Dogs Make Good Pets

Why Dogs Make Good Pets

No wonder dogs are called ‘man’s best friend’. Their loyalty, intelligence, devotion and affection are incredibly rewarding. For dog owners, nothing could be more enjoyable than a long walk with their best friend on a fresh, spring morning; seeing the joy on their faces when it comes to playtime in the local park; or just relaxing at home in each other’s company. It is certainly true that all the love you put in, a dog will give you back ten-fold. However, owning a dog can be hard work and having a dog is a big commitment that should be carefully considered; but if you decide it is the right decision for your family then there are many benefits of owning a dog.

As well as companionship there is evidence of genuine health benefits for dog owners. A recent study looked at the research behind such claims and found that dog owners have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and are less likely to have minor or serious health problems. The study also suggested that the companionship of a dog can help children with chronic illnesses cope with treatment, and help people with mental health problems feel better.

Source: Purina, http://www.purina.co.uk/content/the-right-pet-for-you/choosing-a-dog/getting-a-new-dog/why-dogs-make-good-pets

Reasons Why Dogs Make Good Pets

Loyal Friends
While their traits and characteristics vary depending on their breed, one trait stays the same – loyalty. They prove to be great listeners and patient. And most owners admit that they tell their dogs the things that they can’t easily talk with other people. Thus making dogs very effective therapy animals. A dog is a wonderful creature for a person who is alone in life or someone who is sad and yearns for company.

Protection
It is undeiable that dogs make good guardians at home. True, their alertness and response to danger would vary on their breed and personality but every dog would bark to warn their master about the impending danger. Dogs are very known in scaring off bad people away and alert his master of fire.

Exercise
Since they require exercise, his master also benefit from this one. Everyday exercis promotes better health and gives you energy plus it boosts your endorphin levels making you less depressed. Not to mention, it would also strengthen your bones and tones your muscles. Since dogs are creatures of habit, they would motivate you into this routine on a daily basis.

Sociable
Dogs are social beings and they are very curious by nature. They readily meet and greet other creatures and humans alike. Try going to a dog beach or park, you will not only see dogs playing with each other but owners coming together and socializing. Dogs are actually dog conversation starters and most people would love to approach a person who has a dog with him or her.

Health Benefits
Studies shows that dog owners tend to have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and less anxiety levels. They are also less likely to get sick aond if ever they do, they tend to recover faster than those who doesn’t own a dog. Another thing, dog owners who will get a heart attack would be able to survive longer compare to the one who doesn’t own one.

Is that reason enough for you on why dogs make good pets? I sure hope so. I am sure that not everyone is a dog lover but for those who are, life is much happier with them around and I know you will agree on me with this one. Dogs are both dependent and independent at the same time. They are independent in way that they can learn, think, make decisions and socialize with both animals and humans out of their curiosity. However, they are also dependent to humans when it comes to taking care of them, playing and providing affection and time. This dichotomy would give every owner challenge and pleasure at the same time which also makes the dog more affectionate.

What is your say about this topic? Can you narrate more points or benefits on why dogs are good human companions? Let your voice be heard and leave your message below.

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