Dogs are not just pets and companions. They are able to make our personality better and stronger.
Scientists at the Illinois Institute of Mental Health conducted a series of experiments to track how dog owners change with the introduction of a pet in a family. The results were amazing.
Dogs make us …
… more sociable
With the appearance of a dog, we automatically expand the circle of acquaintances and interest, plus, giving attention to a four-legged friend, we get used to communicating more. And also the establishment of a dog is an acquaintance with all the dog lovers in the district.
It is communication with a faithful, devoted friend who is always happy to see us that contributes to the regular release of the hormone oxytocin, which is directly responsible for the state of happiness.
Studies have shown that families with dogs reduce the risk of allergies and asthma by up to 70%. Plus, the immunity of such families is almost twice as high as the immunity of families where there is no dog.
… more disciplined
Dogs live according to a clear mode of walking and eating, therefore even the most undisciplined person gradually gets used to living according to a schedule and uses the acquired skills to benefit in work and life.
Dogs are active animals. The owners automatically have to participate in races and games with animals, and this burns a lot of calories.
Also, dogs save lives
Dogs are able to recognize a stroke 15 minutes before an attack occurs. Thanks to the activity of the dogs during the poor health of their owners, thousands of lives have been saved.