Although they can be a lot of work and require a serious long term commitment, there are countless benefits of owning a dog!
While it's true that owning any pet has its benefits, dog owners seem to have even more benefits than other pet owners.
So whether you're trying to find reasons to convince someone that you should get a dog, or you're just trying to see why Fido is even more amazing than you already think he is, read on to learn 7 benefits of owning a dog.
1. Forces You to Exercise
This is definitely one of the best benefits of owning a dog!
They force you to go outside and take a walk even when you're not in the mood to.
It's like having your own personal trainer there to motivate you to get off the couch and exercise.
I take my dog out at least twice a day if not more because if I don't, he will drive me crazy with his energy and whining.
Before I got a dog I would often spend some of my weekends in sweats all day long, not moving from the couch.
Now, I spend them going to the park to walk around or bringing him to the dog park so he can play.
Dogs definitely force you to stop being lazy and go outside!