Why dogs are so good for us.

A delightful share.

I only recently came across this blog and loved it.

There is more and more great stuff about dogs it seems to me.

Anyway, I have permission to share it with you.


Why you are better off with a Dog…

I have always had dogs around me. I remember my first dog, Sugar, from when I was a baby. She was always by my side. I am very grateful to be raised that way and in fact it made me a healthier person! Here are proven facts and studies that show dogs are very beneficial for humans!

10 reasons life is beneficial with a dog…

  1. Dogs reduce stress levels. Did you know just the act of petting a dog can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Petting a dog for just 10 to 15 minutes can release “feel good” hormones to also help cope with depression and other mental illness.
  2. Dogs can smell cancer. It is known that Dogs have the ability to smell cancer on a human body. Many studies state that dogs have pointed out cancer sites to their owners by licking or repeatedly sniffing a mole or lump!
  3. Dogs force you to exercise. All dogs need exercise, although some more than others. Dogs can keep you healthy and at a healthy weight by getting out and getting that fresh air! Don’t forget to take your shoes off for even more grounding benefits!
  4. Dogs are personal security. When you have a dog you never have to be alone. Even though my dogs are sweet, they can sound mean when they hear something or scare the mail man! Studies have shown that potential break ins are put off by barking dogs.
  5. Dogs teach responsibility. Children especially benefit from growing up with a dog. They need to be fed, watered, exercised, potty-time, etc. A dog is like a child and needs around the clock attention.
  6. Dogs can reduce allergies. I know it sounds backwards but it’s true! Studies have shown growing up with a dog in your house reduces your chance to develop allergies over the course of your life.
  7. Dogs can help you be social. People tend to gravitate towards people with dogs. Plus it gives off an impression that you are trust worthy.
  8. Dogs make work more enjoyable. Bringing dogs to work is increasing as it shows to lower work stress and keep staff more energized. They can pet, walk or play with their dog at work which make them more productive and satisfied. That is why I love working from home!!!
  9. Dogs teach compassion. Studies have shown children with dogs show more empathy and show more positive attitude towards animals. Dogs love humans more than themselves so we feel that heart and soul.
  10. Dogs connect with our souls! I wrote another blog about just how connected dogs are to our souls. It is said they can reincarnate and be our pet again and again.


Give your dog/s a hug and remember why they are so special.

94 thoughts on “Why dogs are so good for us.

  1. I just loved reading this as it reflects so much about how good dogs are for us. In between reading it I bent over to stroke our year old dog who we are enjoying having with us so much after 5+ dogless years (we were just not ready after that loss…). So true that more people connect/talk when you have a dog, and we’d forgotten how pleasant this is. They give so much and remind us how to live in the moment and be non-judgemental. I feel sad for people who don’t like dogs – they’re missing out on such a lot of good, positive stuff.

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  2. These are great and so true! I knew dogs were beneficial to health when I adopted one but I never knew how safe she could make me feel or how much more social I would become 🙂

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Indeed, it’s easy to overlook the significance of what you say. Especially when you have a great number of them. But it is a very special place when you have a dog, as this article makes clear.

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  3. I love reading all these comments regarding my guest post! I am so happy you all enjoyed it!! I will for sure be sharing more! My love for dogs is very strong and I love sharing with others who appreciate knowing just how special they are!
    Thank you all!!

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  4. Great post, I was not granted the fortune of having a pet growing up but I loved dogs. I volunteer now at animal shelters to be able to be around them and help. This year I plan on getting one for me and my son, for the reasons that were listed in this post! Responsibility and Companionship im sure he could use both. I cant wait to finally become a dog mom.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Some of these points are so great!! I love the social point and the reduced stress levels. I’ve definitely become more social since adopting my dog 🙂 and although when we got him (as a puppy) I was more stressed than ever, NOW I’m so happy he’s here for me 🙂

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      1. Hi Paul,Just wanted to let you know that the link for this post for my blog is still incorrect.

        It should be https://mysecretdog.blog

        I just want people to be able to click on it and get directed to my blog. Especially because this is such a popular post! Thank you!!!:)

        HolliSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


    1. The reduced stress part is spot-on. I track my heart rate and invariably, my lowest heart rate occurs when I am meditating, practicing my instrument, or petting my dog. I hope he derives as great a benefit from me.

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      1. That’s so amazing and yes I’m sure your dog is benefitting just as much as you are 🙂 and so fun you play classical guitar I used to play all the time! It’s been a few years but it is so calming to have an instrument in your hands!


    1. That’s terrific, Tessy. Presumably you are still a young person with a lifetime ahead of you. A DVM seems like a fantastic goal. Anyway, welcome to this place and we hope to see more of you.

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  6. Reblogged this on Best Friends BSGE and commented:
    Most people do not realize how owning a pet is beneficial to their lives. They think that pets, especially dogs, are a lot of responsibility and unnecessary. Little do they know, dogs come with multiple benefits and can make you a better person!


  7. Thank you for writing this amazing blog. Dogs are truly a “mans best friend” they really do become part of the family/pack. Thanks you dogs who make our lives amazing!

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      1. Is there any way you can delete the comment about my name? I’m new so I was unaware that everyine could see the history on my name, and I feel uncomfortable with the open discussion.
        Thanks 😦


  8. I don’t have a dog, and when I showed this to my mom, I could tell I had punctured a hole in her, now she wants a dog almost as much as I do! We just have to work on my dad…thanks for the post!

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    1. What can I say? Anyway, I can say this and that is to welcome you to this place and hope we may see you again. Are there any logistical reasons why you guys haven’t yet got a dog?


      1. Well, my mom wants a small white dog, but my dad a big dog. They don’t want drool or a long coat. I bought a book called the Encyclopedia of dog Breeds. It’s helped.


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