Do you find yourself stressed out throughout the day? Dog owners know that seeing the excitement on their dog’s face, and receiving doggie hugs when they arrive home is enough to turn a bad day into a good one.
But while dog owners, feel this sense of relief and peace when around their dogs is there actual science behind the way your dog makes you feel? The answer is yes!
Studies have shown that people who own dogs for just 3 months tend to lower their stress levels, this is due to a lowering of the hormone called cortisol, which is typically released when we are stressed out and can even lead to higher blood pressure.
Reducing your stress and cortisol levels can be as simple as petting your dog, and can you think of a better way to reduce stress?
2. Pet Therapy
It is well-known (and scientifically proven) that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits including helping you to become happier and lessen depression.
Dog ownership also helps if you suffer from loneliness and isolation, or just if you need a companion, having a dog helps to reduce anxiety and gives a powerful support system along with a loyal friend who will always be excited to see you and have your back!
Dog’s make amazing therapists, you can tell them anything and they will keep it a secret :)
Help you to stay fit
Most dog owners will take their dogs out for a walk, and what a better way to exercise daily than with your best friend!
Studies have revealed that people who own dogs are more likely to achieve their weekly exercise goals than those who don’t, so what are you waiting for?
We think Dachshunds make the perfect pets!
How does your Dachshund improve your life? Let us know in the comments below!