3 Signs You Need a Dog in Your Life

3 Signs You Need a Dog in Your LifeDogs make life brighter, but you need to be willing and able to adopt before committing to it. Here’s how to know it’s time to purchase a pooch.

Dogs occupy a huge part of our cultural consciousness, and we’re not complaining.

There are a plethora of Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them and an entire DoggoLingo language used to make heartwarming hound-centered memes.

It follows that getting your own pup crossed your mind at some point. If you’re feeling the itch, assess whether you’re showing these tell-tale signs you need a dog in your life.

As you might know, I’m a bestselling author and happiness researcher.

I wrote a book called Happy Habits.

In my research, I learned that there’s something researchers call “Adorableness Therapy.” This therapeutic concept means: When you spend time with cute doggie, you wind up boosting your happiness levels. So, getting a dog can help to improve your mood!

3 Signs You Need a Dog in Your Life

The following are signs you need to get a dog – no doubt about it!

1. You Can’t Get Canines Off Your Mind

The first sign you need a dog is simple: Dogs come to your mind all the time.

  • You like more and more dog picture accounts every day and aimlessly scroll through the local shelter’s site “just looking.”
  • You are quicker at finding ultimate dog mom gifts for others and even buy a few personal ones for the heck of it.
  • You gush over your friends’ dogs the entire time you see them and want to pet them and groom them.

You get the picture—the heart wants what it wants, and a dog is a good thing to reward it with.

2. You’re Lonely With Time on Your Hands

As we navigate tough times like a pandemic or recession or various personal challenges, thousands of people turn to getting a dog to occupy their time. Plus dogs offer a lot of emotional support. This is one of the rare benefits of this sad, crazy time. If you’re distancing from people with few companions nearby, a dog provides a welcome reprieve. Just make sure you’re thinking five years into the future—you’ll need time to care for them long after our current national situation changes. Adopt a forever friend rather than a pandemic pet.

3. Your New Year’s Resolutions To Exercise Is Failing

Our last sign you need a dog and might love a puppy in your life: You need the exercise a dog makes possible. Exercising with someone is the ultimate health motivator and many dogs are more than ready to join you for walks, runs, and other activities.  Even feeding your dog healthy dog food will remind you to eat healthily yourself. Get into a routine, and they’ll even remind you it’s time to go outside. Afterward, cuddling up on the couch together is that much sweeter.Get into a routine, and they’ll even remind you it’s time to go outside. Afterward, cuddling up on the couch together is that much sweeter.

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