5 Reasons Why Your Home Needs A Dog

If you don’t already have a dog in your home, we have to admit you’re really missing out. There are a whole host of benefits to owning a dog, and in this month’s article we’ll be looking at the top 5 reasons why your home needs a dog, and in the proceeding months we’ll be coming back to each of these points to look at them in greater detail.


It has been proven that owning a dog can provide an array of health benefits, including, but not limited to, helping to reduce cardiovascular disease and stress levels, improve immunity and allergy resistance, and owning a dog has even been proven to help people recover from illness faster. They also force you to exercise more by taking them for walks and by playing with them, and thereby improve your fitness.


The risk of being the victim of burglary or any other crime is very real, but one way of ensuring your home and family are protected from potential harm is to own a dog. If you’ve ever been around dogs before, you’ll likely know that if even a hand is placed on a neighbour’s gate the dog’s ears will have pricked up and he’ll be barking away ready to meet whoever it is, all while you remain oblivious to anybody entering the vicinity. A loyal dog will be intimidating to intruders, making them think twice before illegally entering your home, and you’ll be able to rest assured that your home is safe.


As we hinted above, dogs can have a number of positive influences on our health and wellbeing, and this extends to our happiness. They can reduce stress and make us feel better, thus helping to make us happy again. Exercising regularly also improves our mood, so having a dog is a guaranteed way to get you out the house and active.

Great with kids

Not only are dogs great for you, they’re brilliant with the kids too! The health benefits outlined above also apply to your children, which in turn ensures that their attendance at school is vastly improved, and that’s just for starters. Other benefits include the fact that your dog will protect your children from harm and also teach them responsibility.

Helps increase social interactions

Being a dog lover is a clique all unto itself, and the only way to get into their select inner circle is for you to own a dog too! You can arrange to go for walks with newfound friends and your dog will love hanging out with another pooch. However, not only will you get talking to other dog owners, the general public at large also love dogs, and you’ll likely find that your dog draws attention from all sorts of people wanting to pet it, providing you with the opportunity to make even more new mates.


Jaycliffe Pets offer quality kennels, cattery, and grooming services to the Rotherham area and beyond. To discuss booking your dog into our kennels for a holiday of its own while you jet off this summer, or to enquire about our expert grooming services, please contact our friendly team today.