As you probably know if you are reading this blog. I love dogs, anything dogs or dog related I’m sold. I have such a bond with my girls and would do anything for them if they are happy then I am. It really is that simple
I am fascinated by the human animal bond, when we interact with dogs in a positive way giving them a cuddle or offering some play time studies have said there is a boost in levels of oxytocin which is often linked to positive emotion. It has been called the love hormone. The bond and connection we can form with dogs (many other animals!) Has been compared to that of a mother and baby because this influences our hormones in much the same way the mechanism behind the connections is the same. ( I always believed this even before furthering my studies)
My girls are my babies just a little furrier than human ones. The uncertainty of life at the moment with restrictions to maintain our safety whilst at same point time sending our anxieties through the roof, changing our routines, making changes to the way we catch up with friends and spend our free time.