This is for the ones who do not have pets, to understand the importance of having a pet and bring the change in their lives that they have been asking for.
This is also for the ones who already have pets, to reinforce their faith in the power of having a pet, especially a dog.
Yes, a dog beholds a lot of power to change our lives for better, and bring a meaning to it.
I am going to give you a little insight into it.
A few things a dog as a pet can be with us, and what all he brings to us are a personal trainer, psychologist, doctor, companion and a protector, your dog can be all these to you. A multifaceted professional actually, we can call him. And guess what, he doesn’t need years of schooling to be a companion, to help you be happier about your life, and have better physical health. It is a talent that comes naturally to the animals. Are you harnessing the healing powers of your pooch?
Let’s get into a little details now, as to how dogs change our lives for better:
Dogs As Companions Bring Happiness and Love To Life
A steadily growing number of research studies are showing that pets, especially dogs don’t only make great companions, but also improve the quality of life of their owners. From acting as a helping hand for the disabled to having a calming effect on anyone who pets them, dogs have a long history of making life better for their best friends. There is mounting evidence that dogs, cats and other companion animals such as horses can promote psychological and physical health benefits in their owners. The care that a dog shows towards the their human owner is unparalleled. They love like no other, and we have people supporting the fact wholeheartedly. Dogs do not know resentment or hate, all they know is love for their companion. People who seek compassion, dogs can be their best partners.
Dogs As Protectors Bring Security To Life
Dogs have a pack instinct, which means that to some degree every dog is naturally protective. However, some dogs specialize in protection and have much stronger instincts for protection and are much more sensitive to perceived threats. Man has bred dogs for a variety of jobs over the years, and protection is one of the most important roles. Having a fierce dog at home, brings an utmost sense of security, many of us know that already. They are alert at all times and can sense the danger from longer distances. If you feel insecure or unsafe, bring home a dog and change your life.
Dog as Personal Trainer Motivates You For Fitness
The best of the animal personal trainers are dogs. Your dog is eager to celebrate life, and there is no one he would rather do it with than you. Next time your woof-chum bugs you for a walk around the block or a jog through the woods, give in to his pleas. It will be great exercise for both of you. Fetch, tug-of-war, and Frisbee are other fun, healthy games to play with your dog and help improve fitness. Establishing a regular activity regimen with your dog will lay the foundation for future motivation and encouragement from your canine trainer. If your dog expects exercise, his wagging tail and excitement will be the incentive you need to be active on days when you otherwise don’t feel motivated. Even when you’re not out being active with your pet, there’s a good chance your furry friend is helping you lose weight. Most pets are comedians who make us laugh with their daily antics. Laughing for 15 minutes a day can burn 40 calories, so spend some quality time with your dog… surely he will find a way to make you giggle. And there comes a lot of positivity to life.
Dog as Psychologist Brings Solace And Reassurance
“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” A novelist from the 1800s, George Eliot, wrote these words in appreciation of the relationship we can develop with pet dogs. Dogs don’t mind what our pasts hold, how we dress, or if we didn’t get that promotion. A true friend through good times and bad, a dog is always offering unconditional love. This unwavering dedication from dogs provides tremendous emotional support to the people who share in their lives. A wagging tail and a slobbery kiss, or a head-butt and a purr are the perfect smile inducers when you’re feeling down. A pet, encourages optimism, decreases stress levels, and improves overall mental health. There have been multitudes of studies on the influences of pets on people. It has been proven that the presence of an animal can lower a person’s blood pressure and heart rate to a point that is similar to a body condition after meditation. Next time you leave work frustrated with your boss, skip that visit to the bar, and come home to your furry friends. Give them the opportunity to change your mood and ease your mind.
Dog as A Doctor Assures Superior Health For A Lifetime
Through encouraging exercise and decreasing stress levels, dogs also improve the physical health of humans. It has been proven that having a dog can decrease your odds of suffering a heart attack, decrease your recovery time after a heart attack, improve cholesterol levels, improve vital signs, decrease frequency of minor illnesses, and help prevent depression. Not only do companion animals, improve health in the everyday lives of pet owners, there are also pets trained specifically to lend a helping paw and encourage healing in hospitals and nursing homes too.
Do not underestimate the power of your dog. If you do not have one, bring one today.
Spend time with him, give him the love and attention he deserves, and he will give you more than you could ever imagine!