Having dog benefit your health

women outdoorsMany people who are thinking about getting a dog worry about whether dogs might be dangerous to their health or the health of their family members. In fact, according to physicians, dogs are a safe addition to any family and can actually benefit your health.

When preparing to get a dog, it’s important to take steps to prevent a few things that could end up being dangerous to your health. First, make sure to pick out a dog whose temperament has been evaluated, either by you, the breeder, or a temperament expert at the humane society. There are many books and websites out there to help you find out how to do a series of simple tests on a puppy or adult dog to evaluate their temperament. Temperament evaluation is critical so that you can avoid getting a dog that could bite or act aggressively.