Top Ten Reasons Why Dogs are Better Than Cats

The Top Ten
1 Dogs can be trained better

A cat WILL NOT listen to you! They are annoying and will just walk away from you. They hate people and only tolerate them because they have food. BOOM!

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.

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

Dogs are used for military, search and rescue, mountain dogs, and therapy dogs, and agility, and show dogs. What do cats do? Sit around and be nasty all day? Dogs save lives!

2 Dogs care about you

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.

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.

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

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

In tom and jerry tom is so unsmart like spike could wreck and tom just got punched

Some can even smell different cancers look it up.

Cleverest animal (for me)!

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.

Dog see you attack I save you
Cat see you Attack well nice knowing

Doberman pinchers are very good gaurd dogs they are nicknamed velcro dogs as they stick beside u

5 Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities

I can't even list half of them here.

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

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

Yes I believe everything on this list is true

7 Dogs protect your home better

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

When you have a guard dog no one will come near your yard

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

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

8 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.

Exactly.when you love and care for a dog,the dog will love and care for you as well but when you love and care for a cat the only thing you get is a whole lot of attidude and cats don't appreciate your love

9 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.

A little too much. And cats like attention too.

Well some dogs want too much attention.

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.

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11 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!

Cats are lazy dogs are fun to play with.

They don't make beware of cat signs.

12 Dogs are man's best friend

If only dogs lived a bit longer then that would be awesome

Yeah, man and dog are like Ash Ketchum and Pikachu

Dogs are awesome and life is better with them

So friendly not like hissy cats

13 Dogs help you exercise

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

Yep. True.

14 Dogs are 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.

Yup way cuter

Of course

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.

Yeah, just like in a dogs purpose


16 Dogs listen to you better

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

I think it's cute when dogs tilt there head. ^_^

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 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!

19 Dogs save more lives

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

20 Dogs are more loyal

Dogs are Quite

21 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.

Yeah, dogs are hygienically better than cats

22 Dogs don't get lost as easily

oh yeah well my dog ran away and he just came back hah in yo face

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

I love dogs, they are so lovely

OF Course they are! Who is with me?

Yeah, it's true!

24 Dogs don't jump on on as many things

Cats are afraid of water and dogs are afraid of vacuum cleaners,we all have fears,jeez

25 Dogs follow you better

I love my animals but it's hard getting Trevor in when all he does is lay there and stare at me when I tell him to come in

Yeah, because they're not obsessed slaves of humankind.

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