7 Reasons Why Getting a Dog As Pet Is the Right Decision

7 Reasons Why Getting a Dog As Pet Is the Right Decision

Are you still contemplating if you should get a furry pal? The thought of having a compassionate friend, protector, and entertainer does make the idea appealing. But then again, getting a dog entails a huge responsibility. Having a dog in a home is like having a new kid. You take care of them, and in exchange, they make your life more meaningful and fun.

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7 Reasons Why Getting a Dog As Pet Is the Right Decision


According to a trusted Dubai pet food company, there are seven good reasons that will convince you that welcoming a pup in your home will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make in your life. 

1. A dog makes for a loyal companion

There’s a sense in the saying: “A dog is a man’s best friend.” Dogs are always an ever-willing playmate when you need some fun time. Moreover, they can help you avoid feeling lonely or depressed as you can take them wherever for an adventure or to unwind. 

Anywhere you want to go, your dog would be more than happy to accompany you on your trip. By having a canine pal, you can guarantee that you have a trusted friend whom you can talk to about anything without the fear of judgment.

2. A dog gives you a reason to be active

The moment you welcome a pup in the house, expect to get involved in various dog activities. You will take your pup to the park to play fetch or to the mountains to go hiking. In fact, dog parents tend to be more active than those who aren’t as they’re always out spending time with their canines.

Dogs aren’t meant to stay indoors all the time. This means you’ll have to force yourself to go out of the house from time to time to fulfill your pup’s whims. With a playful pup by your side, you can reduce the long hours you spend in front of the computer screen or television.

3. A dog protects you for life

Dogs hate seeing their beloved owners get mistreated. Canines have sharp senses, and when they see someone about to harm you, they’ll not stand for it and do everything they can to protect you.

From puppyhood to adulthood, dogs innately watch over their owners to be aware of any danger that might be coming their way. Potential thieves get scared by a barking or watching canine. If your reason for getting a pup is mainly for protection, German shepherds, rottweilers, and Doberman pinschers are among the top breeds.

4. A dog offers amusement

If you always find yourself sitting alone at home and wondering what to do, this may be a great time to get a pup. There’s never a dull moment once you welcome a canine into your life. After all, there are tons of things you can do with your pet. Whether it’s playing, training, or just watching them chew a toy – it’s always fun and humor for both of you (well, the humor is mostly for you).

5. A dog helps you meet other people

Don’t you have a social life? Well, that’s not a problem. Your dog has you covered. A dog adds to your social life by saying “hello” to other dog owners when you go to the park. You can also meet other people and make new friends by taking your dog to obedience classes. Your new pet will get you out and about, to try things you’ve never even considered before. You’re bound to meet new people all the time as your dog opens your life to different experiences.

6. A dog teaches responsibility

If you’re unsure whether you can handle kids, try getting a pet dog first. Your furry pal will need plenty of your time and attention, and this is a good practice if you’re planning to have children in the future.

You will have to walk your pet regularly, groom and feed him, and shop for high-quality dog supplies for your new pet. Little by little, you will learn to put your dog’s needs before your own. As you’ll be responsible for another living thing, you become more sensitive to the needs of others.

7. A dog is great for your blood pressure

One of the fascinating benefits of having a dog is its ability to make you feel calm, which has a good effect on your health. With just a simple cuddle or playful interaction with your pup, the hormone oxytocin gets stimulated and soothes your anxiety system. 

As a result, dog owners have lower blood pressure both due to an active lifestyle and because merely petting a cute pup helps a person relax. The next time you feel stressed or just need a break, give your adorable pet some TLC, and you’ll both benefit from it.

Are you convinced?

With so many benefits a dog can give you, why should you even hesitate about getting one? Once you let a pup into your life, you’ll live happily waking up to a smiling face and a wagging tail.

However, bear in mind that you shouldn’t be getting a dog only for the benefits. A pup, or any pet for that matter, entails responsibility, care, and commitment.
Evaluate yourself first and your lifestyle, and see if you’re 100 percent ready to take care of another being besides yourself.

Author Bio 
Farah Al-Khojai is the Managing Partner of Pet's Delight. A passionate entrepreneur, Farah holds a Bsc in Government from the London School of Economics. She is always on the lookout for new opportunities to develop and grow the pet and equestrian retail and wholesale market in the UAE and beyond, and is proud to be at the helm of the first and the largest pet care provider in the market representing world-class brands including Orijen, Applaws, Hunter, Savic, Flamingo, Ruffwear and Rogz.

1 comment:

  1. bela dog memang best. lagi2 yang kecik dan manja tu .. geram je rasa

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