A dog doesn’t ask for much other than care, love, friendship, and shelter, but they offer so much more back in return without even thinking about it. A dog is a faithful companion, but they can serve us in many other ways as well. Your dog has the ability to teach you about unconditional love and understanding, improve both your emotional and physical health, and provide you with friendship and protection that is always there for you no matter what.
Your Dog Teaches You
While you might not even realise it your dog is actually teaching you, they help people of all ages to understand abut love and giving, teach responsibility and loyalty. A dog is an invaluable aid when it comes to teaching younger children how to care for their fellow human beings and animals.
Your Dog As A Therapist
There are many pet assisted therapy programs, dogs are taken to visit the elderly in nursing homes which is always a highlight for those taking part, and studies have proven that they do make a difference. Dogs are taken to hospitals to visit sick children and this has been known to improve the morale of the patients and help with communication.
Dogs As Helpers
There are numerous ways in which the dog gives help and assistance, the Labrador retriever will be there for the blind and act as their eyes, the blind put their life into the hands (paws) of these dogs and must trust them without a doubt. Search and rescue dogs will go into hazardous places where humans cant reach and seek out people trapped, they will then alert their owners and stay with the injured offering them companionship until help arrives.
There are dogs that put their lives before that of their owner on the police force, they will assist in making an arrest and chasing down a fleeing criminal stopping them until their partner can get to them. There are dogs that routinely search for drugs and explosives, helping their handlers to make the world a safer place. Dogs help us in so many different ways and on so many different levels.
Dogs As Healers
Taking care of a dog and knowing that the dog relies on you is beneficial to our emotional and physical health, caring for a dog can provide a person with a sense of fulfillment and give them a purpose in life. A dog can help to release stress and strain of everyday life which leads to a healthier person as we all know that anxiety and stress can make us ill and be the cause of disease.
Just by relaxing and petting your dog can help to lower the blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels, walking your dog can help to improve circulation of the blood and strengthen the heart as well as helping to shed a few pounds.
😍 These gadgets are on my Frenchie’s wishlist, maybe your Frenchie needs them too? 🥰
✅ We laughed so hard we had tears rolling down our cheeks. Watch funny clips HERE
✅ My Frenchie has been self-conscious about his hair for years. He finally has the confidence to go on walks now. Other dogs don’t even know it’s a wig! What a steal!! LOL
✅ These matching sweaters are absolutely adorable. Fits my 22lb French bulldog like a glove, his shirt is super soft.
✅ Lots of folks said it was the cutest thing they had seen in a long time! It came with adjustable straps just in case the Frenchie gains weight (again.)
✅ Safety first, right? My Frenchie loves bike rides in the backpack but not so much in the rain, this Goggle/Hemlet set really helps keep the rain out of the eyes and ears.
✅ Omg too cute😍 I do not need to explain why your Frenchie needs it right?
✅ The hoodie is really well made and super soft fleece-lined! My Frenchie has been in it for hours, which is not common… safe to say it is puppy approved!
✅ You only need this one high-quality water-resistant jacket for Winter. Necessary piece. Make sure you check out the reviews to get the right size instead of keeping returning.
✅ There are built-in ear holes for comfort, which is how my Frenchie usually wears it, but sometimes we just have to keep those ears covered up and keep the heat in on the super-cold days.
✅ This playpen is a life saver! They can be linked together if desired to create a larger pen.
✅ No animal should have to sleep on the floor and hurt or be cold. I asked my Frenchie for a review – unfortunately he’s too busy snoring, farting and sleeping on it to answer me…lol
✅ This is a fantastic car seat w lots of clever features. The entire seat can collapse to fit into its own carrying bag, though it’s easily put together again in 30 sec. The cover that the dogs rest on is silky soft faux fur which doesn’t seem to snag dirt and debris. It easily zips out for washing, and during the summer you can reverse the cover so the canvas side is up and not the fur. The pillow that boosts the dogs up in the seat has a soft foam side akin to memory foam. It’s very roomy and well made for a small Frenchie.
✅ The couch is stylish and lightweight but definitely sturdy. As an added bonus the legs have non-skid pads on the bottom so it won’t slide when he gets in and out of it. Holding up pretty good even when Frenchie digs in it…
✅ Let me do you a favor and let you know that you NEED this NOW!!! It was very comfortable for me at this height. No pain or awkward positions and I didn’t get soaked.
✅ I don’t remember seeing any other pet strollers using this kind of high-end wheels. Perfect for the small puppy that is old or can’t walk much.