Physical Activity: Dogs need daily walks or playtime. Dogs encourage exercise, helping you keep fit and healthy.
Petting a dog reduces stress and cortisol. Comfort and emotional support from dogs relieve anxiety and promote calm.
Mental Health: Dog companionship improves mental health. Dogs provide unconditional love and reduce depression and loneliness.
Social Interaction: Dogs are wonderful icebreakers and can help you make friends with other dog owners and people
Dog time releases "feel-good" hormones like oxytocin and dopamine, improving mood. This can improve your attitude and happiness.
Some studies link dog ownership to a lower risk of heart disease. Dog ownership increases physical activity and reduces stress, improving heart health.
Allergen Reduction: Surprisingly, young dog owners may have fewer allergies and asthma attacks.
Additional Responsibility: Dog care requires commitment and responsibility.
Security: Dogs may make your home feel safe. Many breeds protect their owners and territory, providing peace of mind.