“Dog’s don’t bite me, only human”, Marilyn Monroe once socially said about her being a dog lover. Well, fast forward to 2019, Dog Mom’s Day is officially a thing and people are appreciating dog moms for their hard work and dedication they show towards their fur babies. With hashtags like #dogmom trending on social media platforms, let us look at some of the factors that shape the incredible bond between women and her fur babies.
1) Her best companion
A Dog is as much a woman’s best friend as he is of a man’s. Many women have claimed the proud name Dog’s mom and are depending on their pets for a lot of things, mainly emotional support. According to the Canine Journal website, women who are single, married or post-breakup are bonding with their dogs like never before. As dogs are known to relieve stress, they provide a lending shoulder during hard times.
2) Parenting companion
According to a study conducted by the Institute of Psychology at The University of Milan, the behaviors of mothers toward human infants have been co-opted for interacting with other social partners like the dog. Dogs are great observers of human behavior and this reflects when an infant is involved as the dog takes a protective role of a parent and takes care of the child. Some moms even claim that their dog acts as monitors for their babies calling for help if the baby needs them and sometimes even helping them to walk and crawl.
3) Help her be in shape
It is a known fact that pet owners tend to exercise more when compared to people without pets. Researchers at Michigan State University found that dog owners are 34 percent more likely to fit in 150 minutes of walking per week than non-dog owners. The study also found that owning a dog promotes health and fitness even if you take your pup for a stroll, increases leisure-time physical activity by 69 percent. And women are claiming how raising a fur baby on their own not only helped them shape their mental health but also their physical health.
4) Beauty sleep
Canisius College in Buffalo, New York published a study that stated that women sleep better next to dogs than human partners. This may be due to dog ownership and the responsibility that comes with it. Along with the fact that dogs were less likely to wake their owners in the middle of the night when compared to cats or humans.
5) Great social magnets
Research shows that strangers offer smiles and friendly glances to people with dogs. This helps women to interact more socially and dogs often make a good icebreaker. If you are an introvert and wants to go out of your comfort zone, take your dog along and let him do the job for you.
6) They let you live in the moment
As Oprah said, dogs do make us happier and feel more human. They also teach us about finding joy in little things in life and give love without any judgments. Being a dog mom can not only make you happy but a better person as a whole.
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