Dogs are the most loyal creatures on 4 legs. Here’s 7 reasons why owning a dog is a smart choice.

Lot's of love and attention between them.

The science backs it up too – dogs really are the best pets. Here's why.

1. They evolved to love us

There’s evidence to suggest that we didn’t domesticate wolves – they came to us first. The friendliest ones hung around our ancestors’ campsites and so began the evolution of the modern dog.

2. They’re super smart

It’s no coincidence that dogs are so easy to teach. Dogs’ super social nature has allowed them to develop bigger brains, and those smarts are what make them so trainable.

3. They make you healthier

Dog owners are 34% more likely to get enough exercise than non-pet owners are. Walks aren’t just good for your pet, they’re great for you too – dog owners have also been found to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

4. They make you happier

Interacting with a pet dog actively lowers your stress levels, leading to more relaxation, better moods, and less anxiety. One study even found that dogs are more effective at lowering people’s stress levels than their significant others.

5. They can even make your richer

A UK study found that pet owners earn upwards of $6,000 more per year than non pet owners.That seems like a pretty worthwhile investment.

6. They really do understand you

It’s recently been discovered that dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions. What does that mean? Well, when your pet looks like she knows she’s done something wrong, it’s probably because she does.

7. Look at that little face!

Why Dogs are the best pets

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