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5 Benefits to Owning a Dog You Should Be Thankful For

The Thanksgiving season is upon us once again. So what better time to be thankful for your dog.

5 Benefits to Owning a Dog You Should Be Thankful For

Here Are 5 Benefits to Owning a Dog:

5) Dogs Lower the Risk of Home Invasion

5 Benefits to Owning a Dog You Should Be Thankful ForAny would-be thief is way more likely to break into a house with no dog. So whether you have a big, intimidating rottweiler or a cuddly little Shih-Tzu, dogs make noise. They bark at intruders and that attracts attention. Attention to a home invader is a huge obstacle. So for that reason, a lot of thief's will take the path of least resistance... a house with no dog. But dogs might also bite an intruder in an attempt to protect their territory. Dogs can smell fear, stress and anxiety; all emotions a thief might be feeling, increasing their chances of being attacked. So once again, a house with no dog is a much bigger target.

5 Benefits to Owning a Dog You Should Be Thankful For4) Dogs Are Good for Our Health

They reduce our anxiety, lower our blood pressure and help with our cardiovascular system. This article from Healthy Pets explains how owning a dog can be directly related to less doctor visits! More-so, dog owners recover from sicknesses such as colds and flu faster. And if that's not enough, dogs can sniff out cancer and sense seizures. They may actually be able to alert you to a potentially life-threatening sickness before your doctor can! They'll try to communicate with you. All you have to do is listen to them and read their signs.

3) Kids Raised Around Dogs Are Less Likely to Develop Colds and Allergies5 Benefits to Owning a Dog You Should Be Thankful For

Huh! Did you know that? This article in the New York Times and this one on The Guardian explain the findings. But basically, if infants in their first year of life have a cat or dog in their home they're far less likely to develop allergies! They also have fewer colds, flu and ear infections resulting in less missed school days. Wow, now that's cool!

2) Dogs Make Us Socialize and Exercise More

5 Benefits to Owning a Dog You Should Be Thankful ForDogs are great conversation starters. People are way more likely to start chit-chatting with you if you have a dog. So it's a great way to make new friends and meet new people. Here's a link to a blog-post on more ways dogs make us more social. Dogs also make us exercise. Owning a dog means daily walks and fresh air. And that means you're out of your house, getting fresh air, exercise and waving at the neighbors as you walk by.

1) Dogs Make Us Happy!5 Benefits to Owning a Dog You Should Be Thankful For

Bottom line! They love us unconditionally, they're always happy to see us and they're unquestionably trusting and loyal! All of these things increase our mood instantly. They teach us so many important things; love, empathy, trust, respect and loyalty. All of which are, in my humble opinion, the most important life lessons of all. They reach our inner soul and touch our hearts in ways no one else can. Just looking into a dog's eyes that you have a strong connection with is like no other experience you'll ever have. It's like you can feel their love emitting directly to you. So go love a dog, it'll be a life rewarding experience! Owning a Dog and Dog Seat Covers: Cargo, Dog Bed Liner, Bed Cover: 30% Off Premium Seat Covers

Brenda and ShilohBrenda Christine

Brenda Christine is a professional certified dog trainer and behavior expert who has always had a deep love for dogs. She opened a dog daycare/health food store for dogs in 2002, but has recently sold her successful dog business in exchange for dog blogging. Her blog, http://askthedogexpert.ca/ focuses on positive reinforcement dog training and dog health & nutrition. She completed her small animal natural nutrition certification and has used that along with all her years of experience working with dogs to create an educational, easy to read blog about dogs. blog: http://askthedogexpert.ca/ | twitter: https://twitter.com/ askthedogexpert | instagram: https://www.instagram.com/askthedogexpert/ | facebook: https://www. facebook.com/askthedogexpert/

 
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