We all know you’re awesome. But did you know that it was directly related to your dog?
A new study released by BarkBox shows that dogs make people better, healthier and happier. Or in scientific terms, more awesome.
We all know that life is better with dogs, but what do the numbers say? The answers will surprise you!
9 Ways Your Dog Makes You Awesome
we all know that life is better with dogs, but what do the numbers say? The answers will surprise you! Check it out:
You Complete Me, Cujo
Do you ever feel like your slobbery best friend brings out the best in you? You are not alone! Almost 93% of dog parents say that their dog has made them a better person overall.
Wake Up and Smell the Dog Breath
Sound strange? It’s not. Nearly 4 out of 5 people say it’s easier to wake up in the morning because their dog greets them.
It’s hard to be grumpy when you have a smiling face and wagging tail panting back at you.
Shiny Happy People (with Dogs)
This is pretty amazing if you think about. In a society that struggles with anxiety and depression, 71% of dog parents report that their dog makes them happier.
Dogs are Like Yoda
Apparently having a dog is like having your own personal Yoda. A little over half of dog owners report that owning a dog has made them more patient and responsible.
Dogs Get You Out of Your Shell
Almost half of dog parents say that owning a dog has made them more affectionate. No word yet on the correlation between adults spontaneously breaking into baby talk babble.
Dogs Keep You Off the Couch
Nothing beats chilling out with your dog, but dogs also keep you active. In fact, 83% of dog parents believe that their dog has made them more active. (That includes running after them!)
My Dog is My Shrink
There are service dogs, and then there are the everyday dogs that are the ultimate therapists. 85% of people say that their dog has helped them through a difficult time.
Your Best Friend Can’t Text You
Your best friend can’t call you either, because your best friend is your dog. At least that’s what 83% of the people surveyed reported.
I Love You Puppy (x6)
Dog people that tell their pups they love them do so on average six times a day. That’s the same number of times they tell that to their significant other!
To sum it up, get a dog and you get a personal trainer, a therapist, a best friend and a lifelong companion all in one. Amazing!
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