You can practice speaking in front of them. You can count them on to keep you in shape. You can always rely on their love and affection.
You may dislike some things about your dog but there are too many benefits that outweigh the costs of their barking and neediness.
My dog Tatlim (Turkish for sweetie) is the bravest Silky Terrier in the world. She is one cool cat…eh, dog, and a best friend.