10 Ways Dogs Make You a Better Person


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10 Ways Dogs Make You a Better Person. Science Proved It.

October 13, 2014

Dog owners know it. And now its backed by science. A group of German, Swedish, and Austrian researchers analyzed nearly 70 studies on dogs and came to some pretty amazing conclusions. Bottom line: dogs make life better.

 

1. People perceive dog owners as more trustworthy and friendly.

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2. Women are more likely to give their phone number to a stranger with a dog.

 

 

3. People are more likely to give money to a homeless person with a dog.

 

 

4. People with a dog can expect more smiles from strangers.

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5. Petting a dog improves your mood, reduces stress, and makes you less likely to be depressed. It also reduces blood pressure more effectively than other activities such as chatting or reading.

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6. Dog owners are healthier, visit doctors less, have a better immune system, take less medication, exercise more, and sleep better.

 

 

7. Children become more emphatic and less aggressive with a dog around.

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8. Dogs also improve the quality of their school work.

 

9. The presence of a dog is more effective in reducing stress than the presence of one’s spouse.

 

 

10. When hospitalized with heart failure, the presence of a dog for even 12 minutes can help speed up recovery.

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One thought on “10 Ways Dogs Make You a Better Person

  1. Great post Rusty. I grew up on a farm, where we had a dog all the time. The farm always allowed our dogs ample room to exercise and run and were great working cattle dogs.
    Having dogs around definitely improves ones quality of life.

    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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