7 Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

7 Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

Author WDF Staff


Playstation vs. Xbox, orange juice vs. apple juice, Pepsi vs. Coca-Cola, and many other continuing disagreements will most likely never be resolved. One ancient disagreement, though, we're ready to debate right now: Dogs are unquestionably better than cats, and we give you plenty of proof.

This list of arguments will come in handy the next time someone tells you that cats are superior to our beloved canines. So, what proof do we have? The main 7 reasons we think dogs are better than cats are listed below.

1. Adaptability

Dogs are just as attached to their routines as everyone else, but unlike cats, they are less likely to be upset by a change. If the day throws anything at you, your dog will be ready to roll with it. Even though they have nothing else to do but wait and spend time with their favorite person.

Cats will never forget it if you force them out of their current home and into a new one. A cat's grudge might not seem like a huge deal at first, but wait till you see what they left in your new shoes.

dog and owner

2. They're funnier

Fun with cats is limited. Cats enjoy playing with string toys and cat ball toys, but it's almost as if they're amusing you when they do so. They can play alone, as well as with others.

Dogs adore playing, and they prefer it when you join in the fun because they know how much you enjoy their company. Discs and balls can both be used for fetch. Tug-of-war is a fun game that everyone can participate in. You and your furry friend can play some chasing games in the yard. A doggie "playdate" can even be arranged if your dog gets along well with other canines. It's best if both dogs are in good health and get along.

3. They make us laugh

Constant laughter is a third reason dogs outperform cats. A study conducted in 2006 found that dog owners laugh more than cat owners on average. A silly pup will have you holding your sides from all the laughter, which is healthy for the soul.

english-bulldog funny

The best part? There's no way your dog will ever mock you. It's not uncommon for a cat to belittle you behind your back while pretending to be your closest friend just because you opened a can of food.

4. Less destruction

You may hear your kitten laugh if you try to control them. For the most part, cats will do anything they want. They'll walk where they want to, jump where they want to, scratch where they want to, and mark whatever they want to. There are also the dreaded hairballs, which can be discovered while walking around the house at weird hours of the night, barefoot.

Crate training a dog is a great way to keep your home safe and secure while you're away. Crate-trained dogs tend to think of their crates as their own little havens of peace and quiet. When it comes to cats, it's best not to place them in cages or behind closed doors.

A stern voice and corrective training can significantly impact a dog. Attempt this with an average cat, and you'll be lucky to get them to look your way while they continue with their day-to-day routine.

5. Litter boxes

Even if you have to take your dog outdoors to relieve themselves every few hours, at least they aren't doing it in your house, which is really just a cardboard box. Put a sack around your hands, scoop up your dog's poop, and toss it in the trash.

puppy looking up

Even if you're a cat lover, you probably don't like litter boxes. There's always a stench, no matter how thoroughly you clean up after them. In addition, litter often leaves traces throughout the house. It's nearly impossible in a house to find a suitable location for the litter box. Stinking and dusty scooping is unpleasant.

6. They protect

Cats aren't built to protect their owners or their property. When confronted with danger, cats are more prone to flee and hide. When it comes to protecting their owners and their territory, most dogs have a natural instinct to do so. They'll bark or growl to let you know if anyone is approaching. Many of them are capable of scaring away intruders with their warning barks. If a dog perceives that its owner is in danger, it will take action.

Small dogs can be just as vigilant as larger dogs when it comes to recognizing threats from the outside world, even if their barks aren't as loud or scary. Even if they can't fend off invaders on their own, they can easily let you know something weird is going on.

7. Physical health

Cats are known for either staying at home and doing their own thing or going out and doing their own thing. Some people have taken to walking their cats on harnesses throughout the neighborhood, but this isn't the typical cat owner behavior.

Dogs, like people, require a lot of physical activity. The good news is that we can include them in our own workouts. Walking a dog is a favorite pastime for the majority of canines. Many dogs look forward to going for a run with their owners. The ability to run beside a bike can be taught to some dogs.

puppy playing

Many dogs are excellent hiking partners. Things like agility, flyball, and dock diving, are available for dogs. If you want to keep your dog mentally and physically active, try enrolling them in a dog sport.


However, even though this list has focused on why dogs are better than cats, we understand if you disagree. Both species are pretty awesome, and having one or both of them in your life will significantly improve it. In fact, scientists proved that having a pet is incredibly beneficial for our physical and mental health. So even if you're not a dog person, getting a cat is better than nothing. In any case, your life will undoubtedly become filled with love and affection.

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