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Seven Ways A Dog Can Make Your Life Better

Seven Ways A Dog Can Make Your Life Better

If you are thinking of getting a dog, or even adding another canine to your pack, here are seven scientifically sound reasons a dog is likely to make your life better. One - Hanging around your dog for a mere fifteen to thirty minutes can dramatically boost your mood and help you feel more relaxed and calm. That’s because playing or even just being in the presence of your pup encourages your brain to pump out more dopamine and serotonin, the feel good neurotransmitters. Two - People who have dogs in their lives tend to be more active and get…
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How To Train Your Dog To Run With You

How To Train Your Dog To Run With You

If you are a runner or you are just thinking of taking up the sport, the idea of having your dog run with you is probably quite appealing. Running is a great way to spend time with your canine companion and is a wonderful way for both of you to get some healthy exercise. But before you run off down the trail with your dog in tow, here are some things to think about that will make this experience better for the both of you: One - First of all, you want to make sure the breed of dog you…
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Owning A Dog Cuts Your Chances Of Dying By 24 Percent

Owning A Dog Cuts Your Chances Of Dying By 24 Percent

Mount Sinai endocrinologist Dr. Caroline Kramer, who is the lead author in an impressive new study analyzing the effects of 70 years of global research of dog ownership on health, says that having a dog reduces your chance of dying from any cause. The study published in the journal Circulation in October of 2019, involved almost 4 million people in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and UK and Scandinavia. Some of the most interesting findings from the study were: ~ Dog ownership is associated with a 24% reduction death from any cause ~ People who had already had a…
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Dog Owners and Exercise – What The Research Shows

Dog Owners and Exercise – What The Research Shows

Did you know that in general, dog owners are likely to be more active than people who don’t have a dog? That’s really not surprising, given that dogs love to run, jump and play and love nothing better than having you join them. So it just makes sense that this would be the case. But researchers have not, until now, really looked at this assumption by doing a robust study. Exercise scientists at the University of Liverpool in the UK published a large scale study involving nearly 700 participants looking at frequency of exercise and owning a dog.  The results…
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