The U.S. owned-dog population is 78.2 million and it is growing steadily. With a population so large it is no surprise that the pet
Have you ever had a dog? Do you know where dogs came from? Well, did you know that a million of years ago dogs did not exist. Back, then the dogs were wolves that disliked people. The relationship between dogs and humans has changed over time because over thousands of years ago, the wolves evolved to dogs and the dogs soon became part of human families. That is why these days people want to have a dog as a pet.
The domestic dog has to be one of the most unique animals that the human had ever bred. All dogs were formed differently and for separate reasons; whether it be for their looks or for their personal attributes, the dog has been evolved around humans and yet many breeds were created by humans themselves. I also believe that having a dog is a necessity to having a balanced life, just how Cesar Millan was quoted on the Brainy Quote web page “The dog can only become what's in your bubble. The dog is imitating the energy that is in your bubble. You are the source, the feast of energy. If you feel anxious, the dog becomes anxious with you. If you become nervous, the dog wakes up nervous with you”. Your dog runs off of your actions and emotions
Introduction: Today I will persuading my audience the benefits of getting a dog as a pet. Dogs can offer companionship, protection and even improve your health. Sixty eight percent of U.S households own a pet according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey calculated by American Pet Products Association (APPA), and majority of the pets owned are dogs, weighing in at sixty percent. Dogs are domesticated animals that consist of various breeds such as Yorkie Terriers, German shepherds and more. There are over three hundred breeds according to the World Canine organization. This organization is the largest registry of certified dog breeds. This canine organization recognizes three hundred and thirty nine breeds of dogs which are classified into ten groups based on the dog’s function or size. There are various unique breeds that can fit into one’s specific lifestyle, giving no excuse not to have a dog to compliment ones personality.
There are between 45 to 55 million dogs per household in America (American Humane Association 2012). Furthermore, according to a national survey, the majority of dog owners chose to get a dog for the companionship as the major reason for having a dog (American Animal Hospital Association, 2004). After all, dogs are nonjudgmental, give unconditional love, can be trusted with our most intimate feelings and emotions, and are highly intelligent. These dog characteristics can significantly enhance the lives of thousands of youth and adults, especially those with disabilities and/or those who live in continuing care facilities. There are approximately 20,000 service dogs in the U.S., which includes 10,000 guide dogs (American Humane Association 2012)
Scientists have shown that pet ownership can have demonstrably positive effects on human health. "A 10-month prospective study was carried out which examined changes in behaviour and health status in 71 adult subjects following the acquisition of a new pet (either dogs or cats). A group of 26 subjects without pets served as a comparison over the same period. Both pet-owning groups reported a highly significant reduction in minor health problems during the first month following pet acquisition, and this effect was sustained in dog owners through to 10 months" (Serpell 1991). Dog owners in particular benefited from
For millions of years dogs have remained a constant companion of man. Bred from the aggressive and formidable Gray Wolf tens of thousands of years ago the domestic dog now lives in many homes across the world. Where in the far distant past the domestic dog was bred as a guard animal, a beast of burden, and even a food source the dogs of today are bred for a far more endearing purpose-companionship and love. Finding a pet dog that is more of a joy than a chore is necessary when asking: How much is that puppy in the window?
Some people may believe that having a dog doesn't have any benefits because they believe that they are hard to take care of and they are “Just an animal”.Though it is true that dogs can be difficult to take care of and are expensive, they are not “just an animal”. Think about human infants, They are expensive and hard to take care of. They take a lot of preparation and love just like a dog. But we don’t call human babies “Just animals”, do we? No we don’t. Our dogs are our fur babies and they need just as much care as a
Historically dogs have served many purposes for humans. They have been used for hunting rodents, disposing of pesky rodents, fighting wars, protecting people as well as valuables, and tending to livestock (Staats et al, 2008). In today’s American society, dogs have become a first option to serve as companions and new additions to families. However, that is not the only purpose that canines serve. Dogs can also be of assistance to people with disabilities, military and police services, and therapeutic practices as well as a companion. To accommodate to the growing demand for pet or service dogs, it has become increasingly easier to buy or adopt them. There are now many options of how to obtain a dog. There are options such as breeders, Petland,
For a long time my brother and I have been asking you for a dog. Not any kind of specific dog, but a dog, we have left the breed, age and where to buy it up to you. We still do not have a dog though, so it is time to try a new approach. I will propose to you a specific breed and indisputable facts, which show that we are ready for a dog and why we should get a dog.
Now, you might say that I can’t have a chinchilla because of the dogs or maybe because I’m not responsible enough to take care of three pets. (Bailey, Shadow and the chinchilla) If I am responsible enough to take care of two dogs: feed them, let them out, set up the dog bowls, and break them up by myself when they are fighting outside. I also do chores when asked. If there is any other thing you want me to do, just ask me. I also still manage to get good grades and still stay in the honors class and keep my grades at a’s and b’s. For the cage we can just move my bed so the cage can be next to me in case something happens. Even if you’re worried about the dogs getting to the chinchilla I will always be in the room with him. After the chinchilla
Overall, it is advisable to help abandoned dogs with adoption, but before making this choice you must be sure to do it in a responsible manner. Furthermore, another possibility consists of rescuing these animals, that is to pick them up directly from the street and take care of them with our own resources. Finally, we can support this cause by giving money, food or other stuff to benevolent associations that are involved in helping stray dogs. As you can see, there are many ways you can collaborate to end this situation.
It is also important that they keep them because in the military during the fighting, training, and searching the dog becomes their best friend and
I believe that everyone should have a dog at least once in their lifetime. There is
During those first years I never doubted my decision once, even though Mo was difficult at times and loved to wander off. However, over the next years that followed I became increasingly involved in sports and spent more time with friends, which left less time for me to take care of Mo. My mom started to help me by walking him and feeding him, and soon the only time I saw Mo was during our 15 minute walk each night. The situation only deteriorated when I entered high school and became even busier than I had been before. By halfway through freshman year, I no longer even had time for our 15 minute walk. Currently the only times I see Mo is coming and going from my car, and I can not even remember the last time I walked him. The whole situation makes me feel unbelievably guilty and troubles me greatly because Mo is a great dog who deserves more attention and time: time that i don’t have. Even though I didn’t believe or understand it at the time, my parents knew what the future held, and were absolutely right when they told me that I wouldn’t be able to care for a