Yes dogs are a lot of work and responsibility, but psychologists have proven that people who own dogs are happier than those who don’t. Dogs are loyal, protective, and always happy to see you, but don’t just take our word for it. Scientists have been studying the relationship between humans and dogs for thousands of years.
If you’ve been on the verge of getting a dog, let us help convince you:
Dogs help us socialize
Studies show that people with dogs are more likely to encounter other dogs and dog owners than people who don’t own a dog. As funny as it sounds, this makes sense because dog owners are more likely to leave their house and go on walks and runs with their dogs, where they are likely to see other dog owners and spark up a conversation.
Dogs keep our minds engaged
In addition to physical exercise, mental exercise is also important to live a healthy life. Dogs will keep your mind busy and teach you or your children responsibility. After all, you’re caring for another living animal so you’ll be on your toes.
Dogs make us happy
The feel – good chemical, oxytocin is released every time you make eye contact or pet your furry friend. Owning a dog can also reduce stress and lower your blood pressure. Have you ever seen a dog smile and you then find yourself smiling back? The happiness dogs feel is often contagious and we can’t help but to feel happy just because they are happy and content.
Yes, dogs are messy and can be bed hogs, but they offer incredible health and happiness benefits. If you’re looking to add a furry pup to your family, browse our puppies and call us today at 417-241-2352, we will be more than happy to help you find the perfect addition to your family!