It is not hard to see why, but a new study just proved that dog owners are happier people. Our cute and playful pooches actually make us happier and healthier according to this research.
Man’s Best Friend Makes Him a Lot Happier
According to a study released today by BarkBox, almost 93% of dog parents in the US say their canine best friends made them a better person in at least one way. The first BarkBox Dog Parent Study found out that dogs overwhelmingly have had a positive impact on the emotional, behavioural and even physical characters of their humans.
Dog Owners are Happier People
Paul adopted Irma, his loving canine from a charity called Bravehound. It is an institution who trains dogs to provide comfort and security to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“There’s a lot of baggage that comes with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – severe depression and anxiety attacks,” said Paul.
After leaving the Army, he ended up losing his wife, his home, his job and he lived rough in a forest in Perthshire due to PTSD.
“That’s why I lived in a forest. I couldn’t face anyone. I was hyper-vigilant. You think somebody is going to do something to you,” he added.
“Even now I can’t go shopping during the day. I go to Asda or Tesco late at night so there are hardly any people. And Irma will go with me.”
In the end Paul said: “Irma and Bravehound have pretty much saved my life to be honest.”
It’s no secret that our animal best friends bring so much joy to us and our household. But aside from being the source of happiness, they can be therapeutic and loving too.
At that thought, humans should always give back the joy our pets give us without second thoughts. This is because unlike us, dogs can’t fake love.