7 Reasons Why We Love Dogs

Why do we love dogs so much? There are many answers to this question, but here are a few of the best:


Some say a dog is loyal only as long as it receives food and shelter. However, if you’ve ever had a dog and seen their reaction  when you return from work or a few days away, you know it goes beyond that. There are numerous examples of dogs showing unwavering loyalty to their owners. One famous instance is a dog that greeted its owner at the train station every day after returning from work. Even after the owner passed away, the dog continued going to the station every day for the next nine years, eagerly awaiting the return of its best friend.


People may let you down, and sunny days can turn into fog, but if you have a dog, you are never without a friend. Dogs have been humans’ best friends for thousands of years, standing by us through thick and thin. They never judge and are always happy to see us, whether we’ve been gone for eight hours or eight minutes.

Unconditional Love

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than it loves itself. The wagging tail and excited barks when we come home are clear indicators of the love our dogs feel for us. Scientists have recently proven that dogs love us in the same way we love them by scanning their brains in an MRI machine. This affection is not just because they are excited about food (though that’s likely one reason).




Dogs don’t care about our race or the faith we belong to. Your dog never lies when it says it loves you. The more you give of yourself, the stronger the bond between you two becomes. There’s nothing better than coming home after a tough day at work, school, or college and finding your dog there, waiting to cheer you up.


My dogs forgive anger, roughness, and arrogance in us. They forgive everything we do before we can forgive ourselves. Dogs don’t hold grudges. They don’t dwell on something someone said many years ago.


Animal-assisted therapy is associated with reducing anxiety, pain, and depression in individuals with various health issues. Many people can benefit from pet therapy, including patients undergoing chemotherapy, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and physical therapy patients working on their motor skills.


It is believed that humans’ first interactions with dogs (wolves at the time) resulted in a mutually beneficial relationship. Wolves gained the remains humans left after meals, and humans benefited from having wolves nearby to protect them from other predators. In more recent times, dogs have been trained by the military as guard dogs, shielding soldiers from attacks. As silent scouts, dogs would alert soldiers to the presence of enemies, reducing the chances of ambush. Even as puppies, dogs instinctively learn to watch and be aware of anything negative coming your way. Barking or observing from a window deters potential intruders.


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