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10 Reasons You Need To Get A Dog

Nov 20, 2016 06:19PM ● By Caitlyn Leary
A dog is everyone's best friend. My dog is my go to when it comes to cuddling and whenever I am sad, she is the first one by my side to make sure I'm okay. If you don't currently have a dog, here is why you need one.

1. Dogs increase your mood and reduce stress.

Spending time with your dog can make you more relaxed and calm. Dopamine and serotonin levels increase when you play with your puppy.

2. Dogs make you laugh.

My dog is constantly making me laugh whether it be her chasing her tail or by running back and forth for ten minutes chasing a toy, by herself. Dogs are the best entertainment.

3. Dogs make you feel loved.

At the end of a long day of school or work, or both, there is nothing like getting greeted at the front door with 100 kisses. It instantly puts a huge smile on your face.

4. Dogs are loyal.

Dogs evolved from wolves, and wolves have strong bonds with their pack members. Dogs see their human owners as part of their pack, and will protect them to the end.

5. Puppy kisses are the best kisses.

Are you feeling sad? Puppy kisses will fix it. Angry? Puppy kisses will fix it. Happy? Still, puppy kisses will make you feel even happier.

6. You will never feel alone.

Most dogs no matter how small or big they are, will always want to cuddle with you. They will not leave you alone no matter how hard you try. They will never leave you alone, but when they do, you will feel like something is missing.

7. You will always have a personal body guard.

No matter how small or big your dog is, s/he will not let a single person get too close to you. You are theirs, and they will protect you till the end.

8. The head tilt.

There is nothing cuter than a confused face on a puppy, with a head tilt. Nothing.

9. They have their priorities set straight.

Sleep over everything. Can I get an AMEN on that?

10. Your dog is your own personal dishwasher.

Anything that falls under the table, don't fret, your dog will completely clean that up for you. No questions asked.

(Caitlyn Leary is a graduate of Tewksbury High and a sophomore at Franklin Pierce University. Her collection of blog posts can be found here.)

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