10 Reasons to Love Your Dog

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1. Your Dog Is Your Best Friend

Nobody loves you like your dog. No matter what you're wearing, who you're dating, or which sports team you root for, your dog will always be ready to hang out with you, no questions asked.

He'll probably never ask to borrow money from you either.

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2. Dogs Know How to Relax

Follow your dog's lead and learn to relax and slow down a little. A nap on the couch in the middle of the day...twice? Yes, please.

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3. Dogs Protect You

Nobody's going to mess with you if they first have to mess with your snarling protector.

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4. Dogs Get You Moving

Forget about needing motivation to get outside and move around - your dog's sad eyes urging you to go for a walk will get you moving.

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5. Dogs Love to Cuddle

Sometimes you just want a hug, and your dog will always be happy to oblige. Bonus: dogs are warm and furry, and that's the best kind of cuddle.

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6. Dogs Are Incredibly Entertaining

Ever watch a dog chase his tail for hours on end? If that isn't entertaining, nothing is.

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7. Dogs Love to Travel

There's no other pet more willing to hop into the car and go on a road trip than a dog. They're eager travelers, so you don't have to slow down on vacationing just because a dog joins your family.

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8. They Do What You Say

Properly train a dog and you have a pal that will eagerly do your bidding on command. How cool is that?

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9. Dogs Give You an Excuse

You'll never again have to search for an excuse to get you out of things you don't want to do.

"Forgive how messy my house is; I have a dog."

"I'd love to help you paint your kitchen, but my dog isn't feeling well."

"I can't go to Aunt Myrtle's party because I can't leave my dog home alone for the weekend."

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10. Dogs Think You Can Do No Wrong

Looking for unconditional love? A dog's the answer. Your dog is going to love you forever and will always make you feel like the most important person in the room. Where else can you get that kind of loyalty?

Don't forget one of the most important reasons why dogs are so great: they're ridiculously cute too.

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10 Reasons to Love Your Dog