So dogs are pretty amazing. We’ve already established that. They make us happy, keep us smiling and they get our lazy butts outside early in the morning but do dogs make us better? Do dogs enhance our lives or do they enhance us? Well, a little of both honestly! Here’s why:
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- Dog’s Make Us Responsible
If you’ve ever had to raise a dog alone, you’re aware how difficult it can be. It’s a huge responsibility and it’s a very important one because it’s a living thing. You can’t just forget about a dog. Dogs make us get our priorities in check and turn us into mature adults.
Speaking of priorities, dogs help us figure those out. You’ll definitely find yourself putting your pup before you and it feels really, really good. You may even blow off a cool party, fancy invitation or backyard BBQ because our dogs just matter more now.
Maybe you’re healthier because you’re walking your dog every morning or maybe you’re healthier because you’ve stopped partying so much. Either way, you’re getting up, being responsible, taking longer walks and therefore you’re prolonging your life. It’s pretty cool.
- They Make Us Funnier
Dogs are silly creatures. The more ridiculous stuff they do, the more we laugh and the more we laugh the more we make jokes. Also, our dogs show us it’s okay to be silly and have fun. Don’t take life so seriously and get a dog. That’s my motto.
- Our Dogs Help Us Live In The Moment
I know when I’m around my dog I don’t think about the future so often. I think about how much fun I’m having with my pup. Our dogs help us forget about life’s stresses and relax. Life is too short to worry so much. Your dog knows that even more than you.
- You’ll get a better schedule
Our dogs like consistency. They like to get up at the same time every day, go on walks at the same time, eat at the same time, etc. Did you know it’s actually healthier for you to stay on a consistent schedule too? Well, it is and now you know. So get up every morning, brush your teeth, walk your dog and do it all over again tomorrow.
Our dogs definitely test our patients constantly but believe it or not, that’s a good thing. The more we practice patients the more we will let things go. If you are a very impatient person, get a dog and you’ll learn to deal with it pretty quickly.
- You’ll be More Affectionate
Once you get used to hugging, squeezing, cuddling your dog, you’ll want to pass that affection on to humans. It won’t be as weird for you to hug others when you spend literally all day hugging your beloved pup.
We communicate with our dogs using non-verbal language. That’s why the more we use it, the better we get. We also get better at using it with humans. We can recognize the small gestures and the subtle actions mean a lot to human beings too.