There is no surprise when we hear people say “Dogs are a man’s best friend.” The human canine relationship is a unique bond shared between pet and pet parent. According to the LA Times, when you look into the eyes of your dog, the chemical oxytocin is released into the human brain. What does this mean? The release of oxytocin gives us the feeling of love.
Benefits for Humans
The human-canine bond is beneficial to both the human and the dog. The pet parent displays many health benefits when interacting with her pet including a lower blood pressure and a more active lifestyle. The human-canine bond is so strong that employers have been contemplating allowing dogs come to work with their pet parent for increased work morale and increased productivity while at work.
Benefits for Dogs
What do dogs get out of the human-canine bond ? The most important aspect for a dog; love. Dogs are satisfied with their basic needs met and love. Dogs enjoy the company of their pet parent and are more than happy just to be loved. They find joy in pleasing their pet parent whether they are our companion or our work partner.
The human-canine bond begins the moment you adopt your dog. The bond should be maintained, though. How do you maintain the bond between your dog and yourself? Simple; by spending time with her. You do not need to spend time entertaining your dog at all times. Simply watching television with your dog or feeding your dog is a step in the right direction. Other activities to maintain the bond between your dog and yourself include grooming, training or playing with your dog. Adopt or shop, find out here how to welcome a new dog.
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Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist
Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.