6 Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Companions

Owning a dog comes with several responsibilities. However, there are many ways being in a possession of a dog sets you at advantage over someone who doesn’t. It’s well known that a dog is man’s best friend. Owning a dog offers you so many advantages.

Of all the various animals bred by man as a pet, dogs are the most common. Besides, it’s also the pet that gives the most tremendous health benefits. This web post is aimed at revealing reasons why dogs makes fantastic companions.

1.Dogs can help you become more social

Come to think of it, your dog can make an amazing wing man. Besides, having a dog by your side might be what makes you attractive to the opposite sex. In other words, with a dog by your side, you can get over shyness, you are more approachable and you get to talk to interact more with other pet owners.

Going for a walk with your dog, a run down the park, special dog events or down to the store as well as many other activities you do together will make you meet and mingle with people.

2. Dogs remain loyal for life

Till death do you part, your dog will love and remain loyal to you, unlike humans who have the tendency to leave anytime, walk out of your life and never look back. Whether you are rich or poor, healthy or sick, you dog sticks with you irrespective of the situation.

Humans tend to experience inner calm and contentment in the company of loved ones. It’s the same kind of emotion given by dogs. Irrespective of what you can give your dog, she remains ever loyal. And with your dog, there is no fear of being lonely or separated. The only time they can be a nuisance is when they poop around or ransack your garbage can.

3. Dogs are loyal with rules

The human life is laden with social formalities which must be followed to be accepted. With dogs however, it isn’t. The rules are simple and few, and if followed, the result is an obedient dog that you will without doubt be proud of.

When humans move from place to place, he should be careful to learn the norms of the communities and abide by it. With dog, it isn’t so. Once you understand them, they become predictable thus, living with them is enjoyable.

4. Dogs don’t judge

Whether you’re black, white, rich, poor, short or tall, a dog won’t discriminate or judge you. Once you do your part by taking care of the dog, providing consistence guidance, a shelter, food, training, care and the love required, they will feel love and be happy with you.

Even if you’re lacking socially, a dog will happily be your companion. No wonder owning a dog has been found to help people who struggle socially. With having a dog, their stress level is reduced and they have more positive interactions.

5. They make a nice security system

Of all existing animals, dogs are the ones that get recruited most into the police and military. This should give you an idea that with proper dog training, they can give you and your house a sense of protection.

Dogs are equipped with sixth sense that makes them sense trouble. Thus, they can largely warn any intruder to stay away or face its wrath. Being curious animals, they are usually attracted by noises and disturbances in the house. Thus, anyone with the desire to break into a house with a dog will have a hard time.

6. Dogs are always excited when you get home

Coming back from the ups and downs of your day to your welcoming dog is always a comforting feeling. On your bad days, when you don’t feel like talking to anyone, your dog could cheer you up really good and make the sadness fade away.

Everyone desires to feel loved. What more could you possibly desire than the kind of affection shown by your dog on sighting you.

Owning a dog comes with many benefits. In fact, you’re better off having one than not. There are many reasons why dogs make amazing companions that humans even don’t come close.


Adeyemi Adetilewa is a digital marketing strategist who writes for publications. He's the Founder and Editor of Ideasplusbusiness.com, an online community for entrepreneurs to share business ideas. His one word is #possibilities.

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