11 Reasons Dogs are Better Valentines Than Humans | Pupford

February 7th, 2023

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Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love and companionship, and for many, there is no better companion than a dog.

At Pupford, we believe that the bond between a dog and its owner is one of the strongest and most rewarding relationships a person can have. If you don't have a human companion to share Valentine’s Day with, don't worry, because this article will show you why dogs make the best Valentines anyway.

Let's find out why these furry friends make for the perfect companionship and why you'll be wagging your tail with joy for choosing a dog as your Valentine.

REASON 1: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

They are dedicated to their human companion, always happy to see them, and don't judge or hold grudges. Dogs also have a natural instinct to protect us and provide a sense of security, especially for those who live alone. They also provide emotional support and are great companions for those who value loyalty in relationships.

REASON 2: CAN BE TRAINED

dog learning new tricks through positive reinforcement to improve relationship

Training a dog is not only a fun and enjoyable activity, but it also helps to strengthen the bond between the owner and the dog. Additionally, many dogs can be trained to perform tasks such as assisting people with disabilities, providing emotional support, and even detecting certain medical conditions.

It may be harder to train a human companion ;).

This adds an extra layer of usefulness and companionship to the relationship. Training your dog can also help to keep their mind active and stimulated, which can help to keep them healthy and happy.

Related Reading: 10 of the Most Important Things to Teach Your Puppy 

REASON 3: THEY'RE LOW MAINTENANCE

Dogs make for better Valentines than humans because they are low maintenance compared to human relationships. They don't require expensive gifts or fancy dinners and are content with simple walks and belly rubs.

This makes them the perfect companion for those who value simplicity in their relationships. Additionally, many dogs do not require constant attention, which allows their parents to have some personal space and freedom. This low-maintenance nature of dogs make them great companions.

REASON 4: THEY'RE NON-JUDGEMENTAL AND NON-GRUDGE-HOLDING

They are always happy to see their parents and don't hold any ill feelings toward them. This makes them the perfect companion for anyone, as they don't judge based on appearances, actions, or past mistakes. This non-judgmental and non-grudge-holding nature of dogs is a huge plus. Dogs are always ready to love and accept their human buddies, no matter what.

REASON 5: ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE YOU

dog happy to see and spend time with human companion

No matter how long you've been away, a dog will greet you with a wagging tail and lots of love.

This unconditional love and enthusiasm is hard to find in human relationships and makes dogs even more of a catch.

Dogs have a special ability to make their pup parents feel loved and valued, which is especially important when one is feeling down or lonely. This unending love and enthusiasm are what makes them the ideal Valentine.

REASON 6: COMPANIONSHIP AND REDUCED STRESS

They are always by their parent’s side, providing emotional support, and they can sense when their companion is feeling down or stressed.

They often try to comfort us and make us feel better, which is invaluable in any relationship.

Furthermore, being a puppy parent has been known to have therapeutic benefits, such as reducing anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

REASON 7: THEY TEACH RESPONSIBILITY AND PATIENCE

Being a dog parent requires daily care and attention, such as feeding, walking, and grooming. This daily routine helps to teach responsibility and discipline.

Additionally, training a dog requires patience and consistency, which helps to teach patience and perseverance in both the pup and their human.

Daily care and training create a deeper sense of trust and understanding. This sense of responsibility, patience, and trust is wonderful for mutual growth as a person and as a pup.

REASON 8: GREAT CUDDLERS

dogs teach humans responsibility and patience

They are always ready for a cuddle session and have a natural instinct to be close to their hooman. They have a way of making their special human feel loved and comforted.

Cuddling with a dog can also have therapeutic benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety. The physical contact and warmth of cuddling with a dog can release oxytocin, the "feel-good" hormone, which can help to improve mood and overall well-being.

REASON 9: THEY'RE ADVENTUROUS AND ACTIVE

They love to explore new places and have a natural curiosity that makes them great partners for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and even swimming.

They also provide an added sense of security and protection when going on adventures. Their energy and enthusiasm for exploring new places make them great motivators and help to keep us active and healthy. Taking a dog on adventures and outdoor activities is a great way to bond and create lasting memories together.

REASON 10: ALWAYS LOYAL

dogs are loyal and provide companionship to humans

A dog will always be by your side, providing unconditional love and support. Dogs will never judge or abandon you. They are always happy to see you and will provide a lifetime of companionship. Studies have shown that petting a dog can lower blood pressure and decrease feelings of loneliness and anxiety.

REASON 11: YOU CAN DRESS DOWN

Dogs do not judge us based on our appearance. This can be a refreshing change from human relationships where appearance and fashion can play a role.

Furthermore, dogs are always happy to see us no matter what we're wearing, which can help to boost self-confidence and self-esteem. Additionally, when you're feeling down, you can just relax and be yourself around your dog, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

SHOW YOUR PUP SOME LOVE

Dogs make for better Valentines than humans because of their unconditional love and loyalty, low maintenance, cuddling, and companionship.

This Valentine's Day, take the time to show extra love and affection to your furry friend and strengthen the bond between you and your dog.

Follow Pupford's approach of positive, science-based training to ensure that your dog is well-trained, well-behaved, and happy. Remember, a well-trained and happy dog is a joy to be around and will make for a better Valentine than any human. Show your furry friend how much you love them this Valentine's Day and every day.

Related: 10 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special for Your Dog 

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