Why Dogs Are Called Human’s Best Friends

Humans Best Friends | When it comes to adoption, dogs are known to be the best-domesticated animals. In 1789, talking about his Italian Greyhound, King Frederick of Prussia said, “The only, absolute and best friend that a man has, in this selfish world, the only one that will not betray or deny him, is his dog.” Since then, a writer named Ogden Nash came up with the phrase “The dog is man’s best friend” in his poem titled ‘An Introduction to Dogs’. With time, the association of dogs as human’s best friends became popular.

Dogs have a sweet and caring nature. They are widely known to shower humans with physical affection and care like no other animal. With their unique trait of social recognition, they observe the behaviors of their owners and reciprocate your efforts accordingly. If you care for them, they will protect you against harm. If you reward them for their good behavior, they will remember how you treated them. As a result, they will continue to maintain their good habits to keep you happy.

Why Dogs Are Called Human’s Best Friends

It is very common to see people referring to dogs as human’s best friends. With their ability to form close companionship with humans, dogs are considered perfect as pets. Many people love to live alone while having a little dog as their cuddle buddy. Similarly, a lot of old men and women living alone tend to stay happy while having a dog at home. Science has proven that playing with a dog releases happy hormones in the brain and contributes to a healthier life. You don’t need to have a human best friend if your dog is happy to stay with you. Hence, dogs have melted our hearts with their best behaviors.

If you are wondering what exactly makes dogs so sweet towards their owners, we have curated a list of ways they make our lives better. Here is a list of reasons why dogs are called human’s best friends.

1. Loyalty

Dogs have always been loyal to their owners. The loyalty of a dog serves as the main reason why we call it a human’s best friend. Therefore, the bond shared between the dog and its owner is strong enough to last forever. They tend to remember all your efforts in raising and training them over the years. The way you feed them every day, take them out for a walk, and reward them with their favorite treats is bound to stay in your dog’s memory. Hence, they understand their owner’s good intentions and make sure to return the favors with their utmost loyalty.

Whether you are getting upset over something or not feeling well, your dog will be there for you to cheer you up. You can talk about all your worries to your dog and he will listen to everything you will say. They won’t let you feel lonely during tough times. When nobody is around to take care of you, you can count on your dog to provide you comfort and relaxation without any expectations.

2. No Negative Feelings

The best thing about dogs is that they don’t hold grudges against their owners. Even if you don’t feed him on time, play with his tail while he feels uncomfortable, or take him out for a walk when he is extremely tired, he won’t hold onto negative feelings against you.

3. Unconditional Love

Dogs tend to love their owners unconditionally. They don’t have any ulterior motives when they exhibit a positive attitude towards humans. Their logic is simple: treat them with love and they will love you unconditionally. Similarly, dogs are likely to remember the way you surprise them with their favorite toys. Whether you are having a good mood or a bad one, your dog will come to you for a cuddle which will take away all your worries.

Your dog will treat you like royalty regardless of your gender, income, profession, popularity, and beliefs. He won’t judge you according to your success or failure in life. As a result, the person instantly starts to feel better knowing that his companion dog has proven to be his best friend.

4. Eye Contact

Seeing a fluffy, little dog can be very soothing and calming to our senses. The habit of a dog to leave everything and stare deeply into a person’s eyes can instantly capture your heart. Coming in contact with this sweet creature releases oxytocin in our brains which boosts our moods, makes us more cheerful, and takes away all the stress.

5. Emotional Fulfillment

Living with a dog is therapeutic as we don’t experience any sort of jealousy, fear, competition, or comparison, unlike humans. At the workplace, we tend to be nervous around our bosses. Talking to a colleague, we are likely to stay professional. Similarly, with a friend, we have to keep a check on our boundaries, or else, our friends would get upset by our behavior. Having a dog around does not limit our lives in any way. In fact, going out for a walk with a dog can make us happier and more social in life. Moreover, walking your dog becomes a reason to step out in the sun and breathe fresh air.

A dog can indeed make our lives more wholesome with their existence. Being close to a dog does not pose a threat to humans in any way. In fact, taking care of a dog has proven to be beneficial for people suffering from anxiety and depression. For this reason, dogs are called human’s best friends.

by Maria A Davidson || You can’t buy love, but you can rescue it™

Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  10. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
  11. According to The Humane Society, there are about 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.

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