On the Fence – How to Convince Your Partner to Buy a Dog

Who doesn’t love dogs?

Well, I guess there are some people, but do you really want to associate with those types?

Almost half of American households have pets and for good reason. They are our best friends, loyal companions, and our protectors.

Does your partner need convincing that a dog is all these things and more?

I bet we can list a million reasons why getting a dog is a good idea. It’s a decision that you’ll never regret. Let’s look at a few ways to show your partner why it’s the right time to buy a dog. 

1. Fewer Allergies

If you have kids or plan to someday, homes with dogs have a decreased risk of developing environmental allergies. Being exposed to pet dander and germs change the bodies immune response and build immunity to allergens. 

2. Good for Your Mental Health 

Whether you get a puppy or an older rescue dog, you can’t help but be happy when they’re around. A puppy is just straight up adorable and fun. Rescue dogs are extremely happy to be in a safe place where someone loves them. 

When you have a dog, you form a bond. Both you and your dog release oxytocin, the love hormone, which enhances attachment and happiness. 

3. Forces You to Exercise 

Some dog breeds need more exercise than others, but all dogs need to get out for a daily walk at the very least. If you or your partner are looking for some motivation to exercise, a dog is a perfect answer. 

A walk around the block, a run along the river or the beach, a hike through the woods are all great ways to get you and your dog moving. And believe us, they won’t let you skip out on daily exercise. They’ll be sure to remind you!

4. Personal and Home Protection 

Barking dogs are a great deterrent to a would-be burglar. They’ll alert you during the night if anything is amiss. They’ll protect you while out in public if someone tries to mess with you.

How many people have “Beware of Dog” signs as their security system? It works.  

5. Stress No More (or at Least Less)

Anxiety, depression, stress…these are all problems solved by being in the presence of a dog. Your furry friend has a positive effect on your heart rate and blood pressure. Dogs are so cool, they help you chill out and relax. 

Take a look at the real-life teddy bear dog. One look at him and your partner will cave! 

Are You Ready to Buy a Dog? 

Now that you have some tips on convincing your partner to buy a dog, where will you go to get one? A breeder? A shelter? A rescue group? Have you explored your different options?

Be sure to bookmark our site for easy access to amazing tips and information about our furry friends. From healthcare to training to food, we have you covered.  


My name is Richie and I am a 39 year old father of two, a daughter and son. I am married to a beautiful woman named Destiny. She is the foundation of our family, and without her, none of this would be possible. During the day I work as a network security administrator for a local school district. At night I can be found illustrating books, working on websites, or creating music, but more than likely though I am spending time with my kids.

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