1. Owning a Dog Keeps You Fit
The next time you take Fido for his nightly stroll, you might want to thank him for the calorie-burning bonuses on your end. Studies consistently show that dog owners tend to get more exercise than their canine-free counterparts. After all, many people get a dog in order to have a jogging motivator or just to get outside more often. Now that alone is worth a few sloppy licks to the face.