Having A Dog Can Make Us Happier

If you’re in a family unit, it’s guaranteed you’ll have your good and bad days. Sometimes one outweighs the other, and that’s fine when everyone is on a learning curve to living in harmony together. However, sometimes we do need a little help in making everyone in a household happier with each other. Enter dogs.

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Dogs Help Us Prepare

For the bigger decisions in life, getting a dog is up there with a few of the life changing ones. So, chances are, if you were willing to start a family but were a little hesitant with your parenting skills and how you would handle a little you running around, you and your partner adopted yourselves a dog. This seemed like great practice, and meant any babies you did have would grow up with a best friend for life from day one.

This is often considered one of the best family models to have as a new unit, and thus you’re well on your way to success if you have a dog for everyone to love and learn from as they grow up. But it doesn’t guarantee a magical solution for your problems, and still requires a lot of work that also goes into raising a child. So it’s definitely worth having a dog, but it can give you a lot more to do.

They Teach Us About Meal Times

Having a dog means we care for every facet of their health; they’re like permanent toddlers after all. Making sure they’re not chewing anything they shouldn’t can be a household responsibility, and getting them the essential nutrients in their bowl can take a bit of practice. This is where healthy eating comes in.

Natural treats are the best way forward for rewarding good behaviour and a nifty trick every once in awhile. You can click here to learn more about natural treats and why they’re so much better than the processed stuff in the pet store, which often works out a lot cheaper than the big name brands as well. This can then pass over into our human meal times, and can inspire and remind us to eat a little more healthier than we usually would when throwing a late night dinner together.

They Can Bring Us Together

Whether it’s getting the whole family out to take the dog for a walk, or heading to the park to have a few hours playing together, a dog can do wonders for relationships. We all care about a dog’s well being, and if they’re getting enough exercise, and we don’t want our puppy pals to get depressed from being stuck indoors.

Grab a frisbee, throw some sandwiches together, and take a trip down to the green lawns and fields near your house. Having your own little picnic on the grass means you’re spending some quality time together, and the dog’s lolling around in the background with a big grin on his muzzle.

Happiness comes from anywhere, but often it’s coming from the dog.

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Julian Caldwell

Julian Caldwell

Julian Ivey-Caldwell founded GetConnectDAD with one simple goal: Connect more families to their kids. Julian works a day job and spends his evenings (after the family retires) continuing to grow this platform. Because he travels a great deal for his “day job,” he is intensely focused on trying to find better ways for fathers and mothers who work long hours, different hours, or unusual hours find better ways to be engaged.

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