English: Pet and Dogs Essay

668 Words Jul 7th, 2013 3 Pages
Laura McGray
English 102
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,
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Bridget Webber states in the article “Why dogs are more loyal than cats” that “cats [tend to] move from household to household because they like to see if something better is on offer elsewhere. A dog would rarely behave in such a way. Once they have found a friendly owner they tend to stick by their side, rather than constantly keeping an eye open to spot if a better deal comes along.” So therefore, they will always be loyal to their family unit and particularly to their owner. It also seems that both cats and dogs show how loving they can be but do they have other motives? Usually if a cat cuddles up in your lab or rubs up against your leg it’s either because that person is warm or their food bowl is empty. But dogs can sit with someone or wait by the door for hours for their owners to come back home. Dogs do provide more of an unconditional love without any strings attached.
Cats and dogs will always both be wonderful pets to have, but dogs are still more suitable, loyal, and loving of the two. Dogs have that special connection with their owners that cats don’t seem to always have. Most pet owners enjoy having a dog as a pet and they will always be man’s best friend.

Work 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

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