Top Ten Reasons Why Dogs are Better Than Cats

The Top Ten
1 Dogs can be trained better

That's technically correct, but cats do it as well. You see, dogs are intelligent enough to be in their own way. Cats can be trained as well, but not clearly, so this is probably correct.

I am more of a dog person, but cats can get trained. I have a cat myself, she only listens to my sister but still. But to be honest, dogs can probably get trained better than a cat. Well it is at least easier. My cat doesn't laze around, but she barely ever listens to me. If you want to train a cat, choose the right breed. AKA: ABYSSINIAN! that's my BFF's cat. I think she likes her cat more than her dog :( but only because her Abyssinian is so good at training. She can play fetch and (unbelievably) likes water and learnt how to swim(only just). I think that proves that cat scan be trained. But it is much easier to train a dog, so I guess the topic is right. Dogs can be trained to be in the military, herd sheep and sniff out bombs or drugs for police officers in the airports. But it's not that cats are more lazy and can't be trained, it's since dogs were MADE like that. It's hard to explain but, it's like dogs were made to sniff out things(not necessarily bombs or drugs, more like rats ...more

This is depending on your personal opinion. If you like felines better, than you would probably say they were more intelligent or vice versa. Dogs like the German Shepherd or the beagle are trained with policemen to sniff out drugs or animals that have been smuggled. But cats, although sometimes seemed as harder to train have been trained to give people high-five or even use a human's restroom. The structure of the animal's brains also are dependable. A cat's takes 0.9 while a dog's takes 1.2% of their body's overall mass. But most brain sizes aren't related to how smart an animal is. If you look at the neurons for the cerebral cortex, a cat's has 3,000,000 while a dog has less with 160 million. But just because a dog has been domesticated to humans 20,000 years earlier than cats have, doesn't make them more or less intelligent than a cat. This only makes them have a better interaction with people, which would partly explain why they are much more independent.
~Owlpaw

Well yeah, it's easier with a dog. But cats are smart and can do cool things on their own. The Somali Cat can open cupboards on it's own. It even can turn on the sink, and do much more cool tricks or things like that. Some cats love water and will keep looking if there's a pool or some water. Some cats can OPEN doors!

2 Dogs care about you

Although there are SOME (but very few) good and affectionate cats, most are just husks. Dogs, on the other hand, will fight for you. If they see that you are sad, they will comfort you. And they have their own personalities as well, unless cats, which all act the same.

There have been studies that show, if you die and the dog has no food to eat, the dog will starve to death before it eats you, because it is loyal. Cats, on the other hand, will eat you.

So do cats they just don't show. Now do not get me wrong I love both dogs and cats. Cats love you but you have to earn it a dog just loves you at first sight.

Cats hate people! They only pretend to like you because you have the food. Why would you even think that cats like people?

3 Dogs are smarter

Dogs can be trained to smell out people under rubble and even cancer, chase down criminals, hunt without endangering wildlife, assist the blind and those with epilepsy, and will always remain loyal to their owners. Cats on the other hand are selfish and lazy and can only be trained to do basic things like crapping in a box and jumping through tubes.

They say in cartoons that cats are smarter, but if you ask me dogs are smarter.

Basically, I think cats are smarter. But it really depends on the animal's brain cell.

Some can even smell different cancers look it up.

4 Dogs protect you better

Indeed! Well, a Golden Retriever would do a better job at it than, let's say, a shish tzu, but at least they'll try.

Dogs do protect more than cats, but sometimes cats can protect you.

Dogs could be aggressive. Once someone's dog got lose and was very aggressive

Correct, Yes, Not all the time.

5 Dogs are better at knowing when you are sad and comforting you

This sounds unlikely but I think it might be true. Cause when I'm crying my dog tilts his head to try to understand.

Almost every cat will ignore you. They don't care about you. A dog will always find a solution how to comfort you!

Cats don't care if you are sad, they only care about their food. When I'm sad my dog comes over to me and comforts me.

True. So true. One time, I was feeling very down, and my Dog, ALL THE way from the other SIDE of the very large house, in a different room, automatically ran to me and began cuddling me. :3

6 Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities

So does cats. I mean, tell me about it; Singapura are the smallest cat breeds, while Maine Coons are the largest. And Munchkins have tiny legs, so cats and dogs are exactly the same.

Cats do come in different breeds, but I do think dogs have a greater diversity. Some dogs are couch potatoes, while others are much more active. Dog breeds behave differently, but all cats pretty much act the same.

So does cats though...

7 Dogs protect your home better

A big dog maybe, but what about those really tiny light dogs?

Then... It's a watchdog! The one outside the home.

Have you seen a cat saving someone's life? No.

Yah, they'll bark

8 There is no such thing as a bad dog - only a bad owner

There are some bad dogs, though. But I do agree that it's the owner's fault for starting it. But it's not JUST the owner, some dogs might've been possessed to be like that, or being bit by some animal that causes rabies. (For example, in Old Yeller, a dog named Spike got bit by a wolf that had rabies)

This is insanely true, but I hate the way dog people jump to defend a dog that bites a lot, saying this in it's defense (which is correct), but if another animal, for example a cat, does something remotely wrong we, the dog people, talk trash about it, and just completely ignore our own logic, saying the other animal is evil or something.

I agree with this. My dog was abused for a year before we got her. If we had her first she would not have anxiety or any other problems.

There is a book called "No Bad Dogs" Look it up. It sounds boring but I read some of it and I liked it a lot

9 Dogs are cuter

Cats are cuter. Dogs are ugly.

Yup way cuter

I have a pug, (who can breathe perfectly fine thank you very much) and he is super cute. Cats, they are just ugly furballs. search ugly cats on google and you will see the truth. Dogs rule.

10 Dogs are better suited to lead you to a more active lifestyle

Cats just hunt. Dogs help the blind, sniff out drugs and bombs, get papers, and a million more ways.

If I had a dog-I'd be so much more active... And by active I mean I'd actually move sometimes.

Indeed. They have no happy, childish spirit, nor any kind of a sense of fun.

I like this opinion

The Contenders
11 Dogs love attention

Cats hate you. Period. Dogs like attention but won't bother you for it. Cats will hiss and scratch you if you try to hug them.

So do cats. I mean, one of them will just go up to someone and put her paw up and ask for pets.

A little too much. And cats like attention too.

Well some dogs want too much attention.

12 Dogs are much more fun to play with

Cats are lazy and boring to have. You have nothing to do with them. They just hunt which I don't exactly like. You don't want to see a dead rat in your house, don't you? Dogs like to play around, go outside, and all stuff like that.

Cats just... sit around. Dogs, on the other hand, play fetch, can be trained to play Hide and Seek, and they actually get along with other Dogs, unlike Cats with other Cats!

They are more active! And sociable! Perfect!

Cats are lazy dogs are fun to play with.

13 Dogs help you exercise

Some just leave you there drowsing, which is kinda cute. By the way, I kinda agree with this.

Without dogs most people wouldn't be as active as they are today

14 Dogs are man's best friend

I just had to add this.

It's true, so true.

15 Dogs will wake you up if there is an emergency

Agreed. If you see the cats list it is so inaccurate. Cause most of the cats didn't save lives as heroic as dogs. Cause dogs can call for help and pull you out of the fire if fallen. I think...:

Dogs are used for rescues and haves saved many people.

16 Dogs save more lives

Very, very true, but they also end more. Seriously, there's literally a list on Wikipedia of fatal dog attacks. have you ever heard of a (domestic) cat killing someone? No.

True. Dogs make sacrifices too! It is true! Cats just care about themselves and want to keep only them safe.

True. When there is danger, dogs try to help their owner the best they can. Cats just try to save them self.

Nice so that's one thing dogs only can do cats can do special stuff to

17 Dogs are more domesticated

Cats are wild animals. If you feed wild birds, they will come back to get more food. It's the same with cats. THEY ARE WILD!

18 Dogs deal with change better

Agreed. Cats would freak out if you move their litter box, but Dogs would see it as an adventure.

I mean one of my cats kinda likes change.

19 Dogs listen to you better

Uh-huh! That's true! I talk to Dogs and I can tell they're listening.

20 Dogs don't cough up hairballs

Dogs don't eat their hair. And they don't lock themselves all over, covering themselves in their own saliva.

Cats cough up hairballs in annoying places just to make you grumpy. Dogs don't cover themselves in saliva.

But cats are less likely to pee and poop everywhere.

At least cats cover up their crap.

21 Dogs can do jobs

Dogs are great. I have 2 Marama dogs who look after my alpacas so those wild animals don't kill them. A cat can't do that!

When was the last time you heard of a security cat? Or a service cat?

That's true. And they enjoy it.

Dogs are very helpful!

22 Dogs are happy, they think you are the best person in the world even if you are grumpy

OF Course they are! Who is with me?

That's what my cats are.

Because it's true

Yeah, it's true!

23 Dogs are more loyal
24 Dogs don't get lost as easily
25 Dogs are less lazy

The people who says "Cats are just lazy fluffballs who sleep all day" have never met a cat at night.They can run around in the house like crazy or they can go out hunting in the dark!
Cats are cool,cute and the best animal ever!

True! I had this cat once, it did nothing. Ever. Sometimes I forgot I had a pet, because even when I notice it and pay attention to it, it just sits there. It's kinda annoying.

That's so true

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