Since I recently wrote an article about the great reasons to own a cat, I thought it was only fair to stick up for our other furry friends as well. As someone who has grown up around both cats and dogs, I can easily say that though both are different and have their ups and downs, they are both amazingly adorable pets to own. So without further ado, here are 5 great things about owning a dog.
Though this may not be AS true for people with smaller dogs, having a dog by your side at night can make you feel so safe. Dogs are extremely alert and very protective of those they love. Even though my families dog is quite small, her bark is strong enough to scare away even the most courageous of burglars. Even though her bark may be annoying at times, I know that she does it with the intention of keeping us all safe and protected.
Though my dog isn't always the cuddliest it is always so adorable when she sits close to you and wants to be pet. Some dogs are so amazingly cuddly and seeing them love on and bond with their owners can be such a heartwarming experience. From cuddling on your lap to demanding pets dogs are definitely not shy in showing their affection and letting you know just how much they love you.
3. Going for walks
Never worry about exercising alone! Dogs are often extremely active and can benefit from regular walking or other exercise. Whether you take your dog to the park to play fetch, for a walk on a hiking trail or just for a chill time at the beach, both you and your dog will be able to get exercise, have fun and bond with one another.
4. No need to worry about a vacuum!
One of the best things for lazy people is that dogs often make the issue of cleaning up food a non-issue. Drop a piece of your snack or dinner? Simply call for your dog and watch their excitement as they gobble up their free snack! You don't need to worry about breaking out the mop or vacuum or even bothering to bend down. The perfect solution for lazy dog owners and snack loving puppies.
5. Their adorable and hilarious personalities
Just like any person or animal, all dogs are different and it is so fun and amazing to get to bond with your dogs and learn about them. From shy dogs to out going ones, from crazy dogs to calm ones, from active ones to sleepy ones, getting to know your pet is a bonding experience that is often quite like getting to know another person. No matter your dogs personality, they will steal your heart for so many more than just five reasons.