When a young couple tells me they are having a baby my standard reply is, “your life will never be the same!” The same could be said for an individual or family adopting a new puppy. As with having children it is not always easy and there may be some struggles to work through but
the benefits and joys that come with it are enormous. Here are a number of reasons why getting a pup may be just what you need.
One of the first things you will notice when you bring pup home is that your stress level will go down as you care for and play with him. The silly things he does and the funny looks he gives will crack you up and keep you laughing. Many people have noticed that their blood pressure goes down when they are around their pup.
Puppies are also good for kids. Not only does pup become a special friend to children but it gives them an opportunity to learn responsibility as they take care of him. The chores of feeding, watering and cleaning up after pup are daily responsibilities that they must take care of. Puppy ownership also helps kids in their own personal development.
We all have times where we might be feeling down or discouraged but it is difficult to feel blue when goofy little pup comes around. There is just something about them that causes the frown to turn upside down and you have to laugh. They can help turn sorrow to joy.
Having a pup in your life can keep you young and full of energy. They bring out and inner joy that lives within. Puppies don’t judge, just lick play and love. We can truly be ourselves around pup.
If you want to exercise, lose weight and or get in shape pup can definitely help with that. By taking pup for walks and spending time in training you will reap health benefits as well.
A consistent daily routine of walking or running with pup has helped many people to achieve their workout goals. Some have even trained and achieved the opportunity to run marathons by exercising pup.
Having a pup will also help you meet new people and make friends. If you have pup with you in a crowd you will definitely have people come up to meet you and your furry friend. He is the perfect ice breaker so to speak.
Puppies can also me good for the heart. They could be called the perfect heart medicine. Dog owners tend to have a slightly longer lifespan than non dog owners.
People who have severe allergies my find that they suffer more around dogs, however children who have been raised in a home with dogs tend to have less allergies when they become adults. This is a great benefit that may not even be noticed.
If you want a loyal friend pup is sure to fill that need. As pup grows and you build a bond with him there is hardly anything that can break that bond. They will never give up on you.
If the reasons given for getting a pup where not enough then just look at that little face and clumsy body. They are so doggone cute that they just scream, “Take me home with you and I will be yours forever!” Can you really resist that little ball of fur?