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IND-Pets- The Dog Blog

Updated: Jul 22, 2022

Why Dogs are called “Man’s Best Friend”

The phrase ‘dog is a man’s best friend’ comes all the way from Prussia by King Frederick in 1789. He quoted, “The only, absolute and best friend that a man has in this selfish world, the only one that will not betray or deny him, is his Dog.” When he said this, he was talking about his Italian Greyhound. Since then the phrase has been used repeatedly, that it is now stuck in our minds.

In this blog we will be covering a few topics about the reasons why dogs are man's best friend. they are:

  1. Dogs have terrible short term memory

  2. Dogs are great company

  3. Dogs are there no matter what

  4. Dogs are great motivational tools

  5. We have a mutually beneficial relationships

Here are some few reasons why dogs are man’s best friend:

1. Dogs have terrible short-term memory

Did you know that your fur friend has a ‘gift’ of short-term memory. They have a memory span of 2 minutes. So if your dog is excited to see you, just remember that they don’t remember the last time they saw you.

2. Dogs are great company

It is documented that dogs help with mental health issues. So if you’re one of them who have serious or bad mental health issues, get a dog or if you already have one then spend some fun time with them and whoosh you feel a lot better than how you felt minutes or seconds ago. They really do help. They are great companions of single, lone and introverted people.

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3. Dogs are there no matter what

Humans have an extra special bond with their furry friends because they are there no matter what you’re going through. Sometimes when times get tough you don’t want human contact, all you want is to curl up on the sofa with your furry friend. Dogs don’t abandon us, they stick by our side through thick and thin.

4. Dogs are great motivational tools

Dogs are an uncanny extrinsic motivational source, they help you overcome all the barriers in all aspects of your life, from self-doubt to lack of exercise. When their young, dogs prefer being active, so make use of their abundance of energy and take them for walk or runs, so you too get some walks or runs.

5. We have a mutually beneficial relationship

The relationship between the humans and dogs is a mutually beneficial and dynamic bond. It is influenced by behaviors that is essential to the health and well-being of both parties. Dogs get love, food, shelter and a safe place and in return we get their loyalty, dedication, company and affection. It’s a win-win for both parties.

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