If you are considering getting a puppy, you may be thinking about how it will impact your life. Let’s weigh this up along with the great benefits that come with bringing home a furry family member.
Top 5 Benefits of Getting a Puppy
Yes, owning a dog is a big responsibility and the decision to get a puppy should never be made without careful consideration, but that doesn’t discount the many benefits of owning a puppy.
We know that there's loads more benefits - but these are my top 5.
1. Puppies encourage exercise
Dogs and especially puppies love to get out and go for a walk or to the park, encouraging you to get out there and exercise too. Having a pup in your life will ensure you get moving (even when you might not want to!)
2. Constant companionship
You will never be alone again after you get a puppy. If you’ve never had one before you may think this is an over-exaggeration, but it's true. Dogs are loyal and loving animals and will follow you all around your house… even when you’re ducking to the toilet!
Something that may surprise you is that dog owners are like their own little club, and when you get a puppy, you will become a fully-fledged member. Whether you are walking your pup or letting them play at the park, you will get chatting or a ‘Hello’ from other pup parents all the time. They are always happy to share what they know and often share tips and advice freely.
4. Stress relief
It has been scientifically proven that dogs help relieve stress and improve your overall mental health. Really, they are the happiest animals to be around, and that happiness is contagious. Even just a short amount of playtime with a pup can help calm the mind, relax your body and just boost your mood.
5. Remind us to…
The simple things things in life make them happy, and reminds us to find joy in small things too. A dog will remind you to stop and smell the roses (because they always want to pee), remember to rest (cause they love napping), and don’t forget to play.
These are just some of the many benefits of bringing a new puppy home, so be sure to add to your own list, when the time comes for you and your family.
Written by Jodie Humphries, Dog Lover