4 reasons why you should have a dog

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Want to know why you should get a dog? We enlist four reasons why.

Dogs are truly man’s best and most loyal friends. Having pets around has been scientifically linked to improving one’s lifestyle

Here are four reasons why owning a dog is the best decision you can ever make.

 

1. Dogs help to fix behavioral problems – Many people, especially children deal with behavioral problems while growing up. Presence of dogs at home is a form of respite from the happenings of the outside world, you can just come home to your dog and he/she will be happier than ever to see you. No matter how crappy your day has been, a dog can ease troubles.

2. Dogs help to distract -Distraction is supposed to be one of the most effective therapies to cure depression. Sometimes, all you need is a little distraction from the problem at hand, escapism is an effective method to cope with stress for many. Dogs can help with this, their mere presence can help forget all that is worrisome.

3. Dogs bring a sense of responsibility – Depression can make a person sloppy and lazy, with no point to focus on there is a loss of meaning in life. However, dogs can bring that sense of responsibility into a person’s life. Taking your dog out for a walk, making sure he/she eats on time, toilet training them are all responsibilities that can bring a sense of purpose to one’s life.

4. Healthy heart – Having a dog means kissing your laziness goodbye, sitting at home all day is not an option while your dog barks away to glory so that you can take him/her out for a walk. Walking your dog everyday is good physical activity and helps keep your heart healthy.

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