There are a number of reasons why dogs make great companions. Some you might already know, but others might surprise you. I think it’s that time to talk about that special someone in my life. He plays a big part in my life and remains the number one guy in my life. Before you jump to conclusions, I’m talking about my dog.
My dog Cooper is a six-year-old Papillion that I got at a very difficult time in my life. I was going through some very difficult emotions and my mom thought it would be a good idea to get me a dog. When I first brought him home, I was a little nervous and so was he. He was shaking and his little butterfly ears were flopped over. He was just 9 weeks old and was adjusting to his new surroundings just as I was adjusting to having a little dog around.
The first few months training him were difficult, as every dog owner knows. The better he got though; the more I felt accomplished and our bond got stronger. After a few weeks, those ears perked right up and they’ve remained there ever since.
Cooper has brought a lot of joy to my life, but I’m not going to lie, there have been some trying times. Dogs require constant care just like a child. They have to be fed and taken out to the bathroom. If you plan to be away from your place for a long time, you need to get a sitter for your dog. These things can become stressful, But the good far outweighs the bad.
The 5 Reasons Dog Make Great Companions:
(But also remember to trust your instincts. If you don’t feel ready for that much responsibility, then don’t take it on.)
- They bring unconditional love - whether you feel you deserve it or not, your dog is going to love you no matter what.
- They are loyal – In any book you read about dogs, they tell you that a dog’s main goal is to please you.
- They relieve stress – As contradictory as it may sound, dogs can also relieve stress. Say you’ve had a really bad day and you come home to that cute fluffy puppy dog face and he licks you and snuggles up next to you. Instant stress reliever.
- They teach you patience – While dogs can relieve stress, they can also be a source of stress. There is nothing more stressful than training a dog.
- They protect you – They alert you to any intruders in your home, and will put their lives in harms way to protect yours.
If you are considering getting a dog, just think about all the different aspects of it, and make sure you can handle the responsibilities that they bring. Do your research. Please leave a comment below telling me about any tips for training a dog or a little story about you and your pet. Thanks for reading! :)