Imagine this scenario: You are all alone in your home and tucked into bed at night on the verge of falling blissfully asleep. Just as you start to snooze, you hear a loud and unfamiliar noise coming from the living room. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon or rocket scientist to figure out that somebody just broke into your home.

You hear footsteps echoing through your home as the intruder goes from room to room scoping the place out. Even if you are a male with a self-defense weapon, a home invasion is terrifying. At that very moment you hear that noise, you wish you had a dog to make you feel safer.

Dogs, if you don’t already know this, are loyal to the death. A dog will not only attack an intruder in your home, but they will also dive into the face of danger to protect you in any way they can. Your dog will risk its life for you.

Dogs can react a lot faster than humans and four legs and a lower center of gravity means they can out-maneuver and out-act the intruder in your home. All of this happens before the intruder knows what hit them. Even a very small dog can help you stay safe by being a very resilient and effective alarm, often scaring off a would-be intruder before they have a chance to break in.

The best thing about having a dog for security is that they don’t need to learn how to use a weapon. Dogs are already equipped with sharp claws and a vice-like jaw and know all too well just how to use them.

Of course, there are many other reasons to own a dog. Bostons Locksmith, your locksmith serving Newton, Allston and Brookline, offers the benefits of owning a dog.

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Primer for Parenthood

Before you decide to have children, get a dog and see how well you do caring for it. Granted, caring for a dog is much easier than caring for an infant, but it will give you an idea of what to expect. You will have to make sacrifices and compromises with a dog just as you will with a kid.

If you can’t deal with frequent walks and a barking dog, then the notion of having children should be put on the back burner.

Excellent Exercise Partner

Whether you like to walk, run or ride a bike, exercising is much more enjoyable with a buddy. Dogs need to get out of the house and exercise just as much as you, doing so together is good for the both of you.

A Clean Kitchen Floor

You can bet that if you have a dog, there will be no crumbs scattered on your kitchen floor. Dogs are basically like vacuum cleaners, you drop something on the floor and they suck it right up.

Eases Stress

There have been plenty of studies that show how dogs decrease stress levels. Just petting your dog after work can melt away the stresses of the day. Playing with your dog is a great way to reduce stress. Even just watching your dog can reduce stress.

Improve Social Life

Walking your dog every day is a great way to get exercise and stay fit, it is also a great way to meet other people. Studies show people are far more likely to stop and chat with you if you are walking a dog. Going on errands with Fido or taking him to the dog park can lead to conversations with strangers and possibly making friends and even getting dates.

Healthy Heart

Studies show that petting a dog lowers your heart rate. Research has shown that dog owners are much more likely to survive a heart attack compared to people who don’t own a dog.

You Will Be a Happier Person

Dog owners are far less likely to suffer from depression than those who don’t own a dog. Even people who are clinically depressed benefit from owning a dog.

Never a Dull Moment

You have probably found yourself sitting around wondering what to do. This doesn’t happen as much when you have a dog that you could be taking to the park, training, playing with or just watching them chew their toy.

But best of all, your dog will keep your home and family safer. For an assessment of your home security, call Bostons Locksmith today.