Unconditional Love & CompanionshipThe relationship with a dog is largely uncomplicated. They love you for being you and for simply hanging out with them. Your dog doesn’t judge or give advice you don’t want. He or she allows you be alone without really being alone. There’s something about a living presence, that’s not a person, that lets you be you without being totally alone.
Responsibility & RoutineExperts say having a little bit of responsibility, even when it might feel tough, is beneficial. It can give you a sense of value and importance. Plus, the routine of feeding and the exercise that a dog requires can help you keep your own life on track.
Companionship & TouchDogs typically love to be pet and scratched and cared for. As mentioned earlier, this simple action releases oxytocin into our bloodstream, the hormone that modulates connection (and reduces stress hormones). This connection can ease feelings of anxiety and even lower your heart rate.
Activity & Social InteractionA dog will get you out and about. They force you to immerse in the great outdoors and get you moving. Movement and light exercise can help you lose weight and are prescribed for nearly every condition by every doctor. Now you can think of your dog as your own mini GP. Furthermore, dogs are natural ice breakers. Many lovely conversations have been had by the masses while watching dogs at play. Heck, if you’re dog’s super cute, you might even get a date out of it! So, if you’re interested in finding your own fido, consult a professional like a vet or dog trainer to see what type of dog would suit your lifestyle. And do check out the plethora of animal shelters and SPCAs. Adopting can be very fulfilling and it seems saving a furry life just may save your own!
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