By Josie  March 18th, 2024

Why Dogs Genuinely Make Us Happier People

It is this constant source of affection and companionship that can significantly boost our emotional well-being.

#1 Unconditional Love

Petting and playing with dogs have been shown to lower stress levels, decrease blood pressure, and reduce cortisol, a stress-related hormone.

#2 Stress Reduction

When you own a dog, you are simply forced to exercise and get fresh air regularly.

#3 Physical Activity

The habit of walking and feeding your dog offers a sense of purpose and responsibility that can enhance overall life satisfaction.

#4 Routine

Dogs can provide a sense of security at home, alerting their owners to potential intruders.

#5 Enhanced Security

Children raised with dogs often show improved empathy, higher self-esteem, and better social skills.

#6 Child Development

Again, simply by just being themselves dogs will bring so much joy into your life. There’s a reason why the internet is flooded with hilarious dog videos after all.

#7 Joy

Not only is it a constant friend, it’s also a reason to keep up an active lifestyle which will add many years to your life.

#8 Companionship for Seniors

By having to take your dog into account on a daily basis, you’ll inevitably become a more compassionate person.

#9 Compassion

Exposure to dogs at an early age has been linked to a lower risk of developing allergies (not only towards dogs) and asthma.

#10 Allergy Resistance

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