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Why Your Dog Thinks You Are The Best Thing Ever

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Dogs, Genetics|Tags: , , , , |

Hint: It's genetic.  Be the person your dog thinks you are - how true this seems to be.  Dogs are always happy when you walk in the door.  They follow you from room to room.  (I have a pack of three that follow me.)  They love to sit next to you and snuggle. "I'm awesome," you think. [...]

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The Same Thing Happens Every Morning

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 December 11th, 2010|Categories: Dogs|Tags: , , , , |

First, let me say that I respect my dog’s right to free speech. Barking is a normal part of life. To an extent. At 6am, my extent of respecting his right to free speech diminishes. And yes, I know that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. [...]

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Children with ADHD handling a dog: Exciting or calming?

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Animals, Dogs, Research, School|Tags: , , , , , , |

Summary of the study: There was a significant decrease in heart rate and a significant increase in blood pressure five minutes after a dog was held by children with ADHD. However, teacher ratings of mood and behavior were not significant. The authors concluded that pet therapy for children with ADHD may actually increase excitement rather than [...]

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Growing up with a dog reduces the risk of asthma and allergies

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:14+00:00 April 28th, 2008|Categories: Asthma, Dogs|Tags: , , , |

In a six-year study of 9,000 children, it was discovered that growing up with a dog leads to a low level of sensitization to allergens.  This was also true of children who did not have a dog in the home, but had frequent contact with dogs.  The children were not only less sensitive to animal dander, [...]

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