Having a bad day at work? Dog owners know that a wagging tail and a sloppy wet kiss will make even the worst day just a bad memory. It’s not just something we are saying, it is a scientific fact that dogs make us happier people.

But not everybody owns a dog, and there are varying reasons why. There are some reasons that make perfect sense, like if you have allergies or can’t afford one. But if you don’t own a dog because you are afraid it will ruin the carpet, you might want to reconsider. You need to understand that whatever accident Fido might have on your carpet, it can be put right by your Boise carpet cleaning company.

Aside from putting a smile on your face, owning a dog comes with several other benefits. Here are just a few.

They Keep You Moving

Fido isn’t going to walk himself. This means that you are going to have to take him for walks, which turns out to be a good thing for you for many reasons. First of all, daily walks mean you burn extra calories, which helps you to lose weight. And that is never a bad thing.

Walking the dog also means you get to go outside and enjoy fresh air and sunshine. The sun is a major source of vitamin D you know.

They Lower Your Blood Pressure

A study done by the American Heart Association found that dog owners get support from their furry friends, enough that it lowers blood pressure brought on by stress.

They Won’t Cancel a Date

It’s Saturday night and you have nothing to do because you got stood up or someone canceled a date with you. That’s fine, you have a dog and he will always be there for you. Dogs love movies and they love to snuggle on the couch; so throw in Lady and the Tramp, pop some popcorn and let the evening commence.

Home Security

One of the best deterrents against home burglaries is a barking dog. Most dogs are more than happy to bark at anybody who steps anywhere near your home. If there is unusual activity going on in the neighborhood, it is likely Fido will bark and chase off any thief. Even if Fido doesn’t bark, your home is still less likely to be burglarized because you have a dog.

Good Listeners

You have a lot to say, but the people you hang around at work don’t want to hear about it. You try to make conversation or get your point across, but you get interrupted or your ideas fall on unhearing ears. Well, Fido may not totally understand what you are saying, but he will hear you out anyway. In fact, you can talk to him for hours without even one interruption.

Best of all, he won’t tell anybody else what you say. If you have a secret that must be told, tell Fido and you don’t have to worry about him spreading gossip.

They Teach Responsibility

Fido can’t open his can of dog food every day and he’s not so good with door handles either. This means he relies on you to feed him and let him out every day. In doing so, you prove to be a more responsible person, and less selfish as well. Taking care of a dog is a big responsibility that should never be taken lightly.

Perfect Companion

Dogs are the perfect companion for those who are alone and growing older. When you have a dog, you always have a friend who is there for you. They aren’t able to talk back to you in plain English, but they will be there for you when you need them.