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Positives and Negatives of Keeping a Pet Dog

Have you ever thought hard about owning your own dog?

On one side there is the “Pro”, the positions in favor:

The very first point in support of keeping a pet dog will be the companionship of a family dog, which is very well known. Don’t forget the age old saying that: “A dog is man’s best friend”. I think most people would agree with that..

A 2nd point in favor can be their guarding abilities. Even if a dog is completely harmless and would never actually defend its owner, it will usually look and sound fierce enough to put off an attacker, and of course by barking a dog raises the owner’s awareness of an intruder’s presence.

The 3rd supporting point is perhaps not the most obvious, but should not be underestimated. A dog makes its owner physically healthier, by requiring its owner to get out walking daily, with all but the smallest lap dog breeds.
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