canineDogs can be more than pets; they can offer you more than companionship. Those already having a dog also have myriad reasons to thank the dog. This article will take you through incredible benefits of having a dog of your own.

Improved social life

Having a dog might increase your chances of having a
date. While walking your dog people are more likely to stop you and start a conversation.

Healthier Heart

Research has shown having a pet dog lowers a person’s stress and heart rate as well. Owning a dog will help your overall heart health. A dog owner has a greater chance of surviving a heart disease. Male owners are more likely to experience this benefit according to experts.

Reduced chances of depression

Owning a dog improves your mental clarity and wellness. This reduces the chances of being depressed. This benefit is attributed to the fact that dog owners care for a dog which decreases symptoms of depression by helping them to be more positive in their thinking.

Improved physical health

When you own a dog, you can save on gym class and medical bills. Every dog requires regular walking and having an adequate amount of exercise. This means you can take your dog with you when walking, running, hiking, biking or even swimming. The trickle-down benefits include getting in better shape, losing fat, lowering blood pressure, and general physical wellness.


Dogs can be vicious and this means guaranteed security for your home. Despite being sweet, loving and engaging, dogs can be overly excited and protective if they run into a stranger. Research has shown that burglars are actually very afraid of barking dogs. Make sure that you keep your dog in a crate that they cant get out of like this one.

Stress Management

Animals, and in particular canines have been found to assist individuals to manage high levels of stress. Even veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and it also a great guide dog for visually impaired people. Anxious kids are recommended to keep a pet especially a dog.