There is often said that dog is a man’s best friend. No other pet owns this title, although there are many animals domesticated throughout time. Why exactly dogs are called that? Actually there are many good reasons for that.
Overall answer to that question would be – because dogs have lot of characteristics that no other being on this planet has. If human had characteristics of a dog, this place would be a lot better place at every possible way. Then people would treat each other a lot better and worthier.
Of course, the first and most important characteristic of a good friend is the loyalty and there is no one more loyal than a dog. They will never leave the owner on purpose, especially if they are treated well. Of course, there are cases when dogs escape, but those are separate situations that can usually be explained with some physical needs of a dog or confusion. In normal circumstances dogs are very loyal to their owners and people in general.
Also it is proved that dogs are not able to hold a grudge for a long time. It’s not just a characteristic that some dogs have and some don’t, but an actual physical lack of feeling the anger for more than few minutes. It is related to the dogs’ memory. Although, dogs have very good memory, in this case it works differently. That means dog will be your friend even after you have hurt him. Anyone else won’t forgive that easy.
Dogs can feel the emotions of a person. That is also proved fact. If the dogs’ owner feels sad, dog will probably go to him and try to comfort him. When the owner is happy, dog will also be cheerful and willing to play. That is because dogs have very strong intuition just like wild animals. However, this skill differs a lot by many dog breeds and also individual.
Dogs are also very smart and that makes them better friends than other animals. Of course, it is lot more enjoyable to spend time with someone who is intelligent. Although dogs are not fully reasonably thinking beings as humans, in some aspects their brain works even better than humans. That is what we can often watch how dogs come up with sneaky plans to get what they want. Dogs also understand the demands and if the dog is trained, he will do what you want.
And the last proof of dogs’ superiority over any other beings is that they are always happy to see you. No matter what you have done or how you feel, dog will always be cheerful, when you comes home. That gives the dog owner loud of positive emotions and he can become happy as well, no matter what.
So now you see that dog has fairly earned this title – man’s best friend. Although other animals have a lot of great characteristics and qualities as well, none of them can beat dogs.