There is something soothing and emotionally satisfying about coming home after a long day to a wagging tail and jumping excitement. No matter how hard your day has been, it always brings a smile to your face and gives you the feeling of unconditional love. I mean, who doesn’t long for the ability of bringing such happiness to a living creature just by coming home. If you currently own or have ever owned a dog, you will completely understand where the term “mans best friend” comes from.
They do, quickly become your best friend. Loving you for nothing other than being YOU! Whether you know it or not, your four-legged friend is bringing great benefits to your health physically and mentally.
Here are two of the many ways’ dogs can benefit your health:
Dogs will keep you active:
Dogs motivate you to get outside and get moving. Being outdoors is good for the soul. Moving is good for the body.
When you have a dog, you must allow them to exercise and play outside. So, it forces you to do these things as well. Going for a daily walk or playing fetch in the yard may seem like it is only benefiting your dog, but it is doing so much more than just that. Don’t think of these activities as a “chore” you have to “get done.” Think of not only how it is benefiting your dog, but also how it is benefiting you!
Reduce stress and anxiety:
Movement and touch are two ways to quickly manage stress (which makes sense of why the stress ball was created). You can achieve the same benefits from stroking a dog. This can help you feel calmer, less stressed and less anxious.
Dogs don’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow. They are content to sit with you and enjoy the moment. They teach us to be mindful and to appreciate the simple, yet joyful, moments in life.
But, nothing is 100 percent perfect…
Although there are great health benefits to having a dog or other types of animals, there are also many responsibilities. It is always necessary to research how your life will change after purchasing a pet. They are amazing, but they also require lots of hard work!
Our biggest issue has been shedding.
My family dog is wonderful. She is so smart, loving and basically acts like a human. I could say a billion good things about her.
She requires a lot of exercise, so she has lots of room to run and play outside, but she also loves to be inside. We had such an issue with shedding and could not keep it under control. I wanted to let all of you doggie lovers out there that have had the same issues as my family. I feel like I have found the trick!
I hope you all have a great week and receive a lot of doggie lovin’!