Benefits of Dog Ownership
Animals deliver proven physical, psychological and health benefits for their owners and have important benefits for society as a whole.
Modern lifestyles can create loneliness, isolation and a sense of vulnerability. Dog ownership provides companionship, gives immense pleasure and reduces stress levels, without the complications of human relationships.
Dogs also help to build social networks within the community, creating opportunities for greater social interaction.
A shared interest in dogs brings together people from all walks of life. Dogs can help to initiate conversations between strangers in public places, or be the basis more for structured social activities such as dog showing and dog obedience classes.