5 AWESOME FACTS EVERY DOG LOVER SHOULD KNOW

1. They change lives in unbelievable ways.

While all of us benefit from furry friends, service and therapeutic dogs help their human companions live more independent lives. From aiding in physical tasks to assisting with mental disabilities, dogs are here and happy to help.

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2. They put in their fair share of work!

Plenty of dogs clock in and out just like we do. Sniffer dogs can detect explosives, blood, money, and more. They also aid in search and rescues, as well as military missions! 

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3. They’re dreamers!

A study by Matthew Wilson and Kenway Louie of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows dogs, like humans, have dreams. They can also have nightmares, too, which could explain why your pooch sometimes growls or wriggles while sleeping.

4. There’s a reason they’re called “Man’s Best Friend."

Dogs are incredibly social animals, which is why they love—and need—the company of people and other pups. 

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5. Loneliness affects dogs, too.

Like humans, dogs have a sense of time, which is why it’s essential they aren’t left alone for long periods of time. Make sure to find a daycare and boarder you both love, so if you’re taking a trip or have a long and busy day, they have a trusted place to stay and play! 

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Hannah Gregg