I like cats, I really do. I like all creatures for that matter. However, I see myself as more of a dog person. A big dog person. I’m not too much into the small dogs. I have had many cats and many dogs, so I am talking from experience here. While one could argue that cats are better, like they clean themselves, I can argue that dogs stay on the ground, so you know where they have been – the cat travels and puts his paws everywhere, so you never know where those paws have been. One may also say that cats don’t eat feces, but I’ll say they eat rats. There’s two sides to everything and right now, I’m going to give 9 reasons why dogs are better than cats in my opinion …
8 Dogs Are Obedient
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Yes, you can teach a cat tricks, but I believe dogs are more obedient. You can teach them to sit, lie down, walk on a leash or anything else. Dogs are very loyal friends and are smart.
7 They Play Fetch
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You know something? I actually had a cat that would play fetch. I’d ball up a piece of paper, throw it, he’d go and get it and bring it back. Strange, right? Out of all the cats I had, only one cat would do this. However, every dog I had loved to play fetch! My pit bull loves playing fetch with sticks, balls and Frisbees.
6 Most Dogs Love the Water
My dog, Copper enjoys the water. Ever since he was a puppy, he wanted to play in the water. It’s fun to play in the water with dogs. You can’t say the same about cats. Just trying to give a cat a bath, most of them will scratch you up with their claws.
5 Dogs Are Happy
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Even if you are grumpy, that dog will still think you are the best person in the world. Dogs will jump around until you cheer up. The cat will run and hide and come out when it’s food time.
4 Dogs Are Good for Your Health
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Old Rover will encourage you to go outside for a walk. This may seem like a hassle at times, but I say that it’s better for your health. Your cat doesn’t need to be taken outside. Although, I did have a cat that would walk on a leash – but that’s nothing like a dog.
3 Dogs Listen when You Call
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Whenever you call the dogs name, they usually come right away. You call a cat's name, they usually don’t’ come. You have to shake their snacks, holler “kitty, kitty, kitty” or motion to them that you’re going to pet them – they they’ll come to you. Dogs just seem to have better communication skills.
2 Dogs Don’t Go to the Bathroom inside of the House
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The cats on the other hand, they have a litter box just for them. You have to clean that litter box out every day or it will start to smell. With a dog, they tell you when they have to go, then you put a leash on them and take them outside and never have to see the feces again.
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I enjoy having dogs around because I feel protected. Now, with a cat, you don’t really feel protected. It’s not that cats are bad, it’s just that they are tiny creatures that can’t do much. Dogs on the other hand can protect you if a burglar entered your home.
Those are 8 reasons why dogs are better than cats. What about you, why do you think they are better that cats? Why do you think cats are better? I think they both have their pros and cons.
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