24 Feb 2013
The Better Pet
Dogs have always been called “man’s best friend.” Studies have shown this to be true and dogs are the better pet especially over a cat. Although dogs and cats are both wonderful house pets, dogs are more intelligent and easier to train than cats, and dogs are also far more loving and loyal than most cats will ever be. When it comes to training, dogs are by far easier and more trainable than cats. Have you ever seen a cat sit or meow on command? Even though dogs do have a longer training period than cats do, there are many more tricks and commands owners can teach them. The article “New Scientist study finds dogs are better than cats” says that “Dogs can also follow human gestures, such as an outstretched finger or a nod of the head to find food” (Zoidberg). Dogs are also more sociable and playful than that of a cat as well. They would rather be left alone most of the day taking cat naps and scratching on household furniture. On the other hand dogs would rather be with someone playing in the yard, chasing a ball, or going on walks in the park. The best choice for a family pet would defiantly be a dog since they are the easiest to train and are more willing to be sociable. Dogs also are the more intelligent pet. Dogs have always been more than just a great companion over the years. They have helped people walk, see, hear, and even have rescued people from fires. This is why police cats isn’t a term usually heard, Seeing Eye cats, or rescue cats. Whenever the owner talks to their dog they will tilt their head and seem to have an interest in what they are saying. “One study found that a border collie called Rico had mastered the meaning of more than 200 words” (Zoidberg). But when you call a cat they don’t seem to recognize their name being called or don’t even care. This shows that dogs are far more intelligent and have an interest in their owner. Finally, dogs are more loyal and loving than a cat. Dogs have...
Cited: Webber, Bridget. “Why dogs are more loyal than cats.” Helium. Helium, 8 Jun. 2007. Web. 5 Mar. 2013
Zoidberg. “New Scientist study finds dogs are better than cats.” Herald Sun. Herald & Weekly Times Pty Limited (News), 10 Dec. 2009. Web. 5 Mar. 2013.
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