There is nothing quite like the smell of a new puppy :) It’s tempting to spend every waking moment with your new friend, but you won’t be doing your puppy any favors if you do because sooner or later you’ll have to leave them on their own. Because dogs are such incredibly social creatures, training them to spend time alone will relieve a lot of future stress for both of you. Start by teaching your pup to be alone while you are in the house.
Did you know there are health benefits to owning a pet? Pets can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and can improve your cardiovascular health. Pets fulfill the basic human need for touch. Studies show that prisoners exhibit long-term changes in their behavior after interacting with pets, many experiencing mutual affection for the first time. Research has found: - Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets. - People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without