The Health Benefits of Living with a Dog

Being a dog owner has surprising benefits for the health of the owner you know!  Did you know that owning a dog can help you to reduce stress, as the action of stroking or petting a dog is relaxing for both you and the dog?

There are other benefits for your health too – you get fitter owning a dog, because you have to take them out for walks at least twice per day.  This is a great reason to lace up your trainers and get out there for either a fast walk or a jog.  You can even cycle with your dog, as long as they don’t pull too much!

Your immune system is often strengthened when you are a dog owner, as having all that fur, mess and general dirt around with a dog can be a major boost to your system, allowing you to built up a better resistance to everyday germs.