Why We LOVE our Dogs So Much
February 14th, 2017 by Marlene Ring
I realize that this answer may vary from person to person, but in my dog training experience I have seen examples of enormous love from all ages, economic levels, and people in all stages of life.
I believe that our dogs are always there for us.
They are home waiting for us to arrive. They always have time for us…always! Whatever activity we are interested, they are interested too. Whether it is a bike ride or hanging out with an owner that has the flu, your dog is up for the adventure.
Recently I had a client say: “Her dog was the longest and best relationship she had during her adult life.”
Couples that don’t vacation together ever, as someone must stay home with the dog.
Maybe that’s why I became a dog trainer. It’s a great fit.
A new study published in the Journal of Science reveals one reason why we feel so close to our furry companions: When humans and dogs look into each other’s eyes, both get a boost of the feel-good hormone oxytocin, which is the same hormone behind the special bond between new parents and their babies.