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The Importance of Walking your Dog

Exercising your dog is one of the main key elements to dog ownership. Going for long walks to the beach or across country are one of the many joys of having them in our lives. Walking the dog is by far one of the more fulfilling tasks on the to-do list, but what happens when we simply do not have enough time to walk them? Some dogs really suffer without a thorough walk at least once a day, others not so, it depends on their age, breed and energy levels. Exercise is a lot more than just exercise, it's about a dog's well being. If you have a dog that is at home all day whilst you're at work with nothing to do and no one to interact with, it's highly likely that you will be used to finding some

Bonding & Left Gaze Bias

One of the many reasons dogs and humans are so well connected is through bonding. Dogs are fascinating creatures that are much more in-tune with us than we realise. We share our homes with them, feed them, give affection, walk them and happily pay for all of their needs. But why are we so bonded to our dogs? Here is some insights into the science behind your furry (and sometimes slightly cunning) friend. Oxytocin Oxytocin is a hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, a pea-sized structure at the base of the brain. It's sometimes known as the "cuddle hormone" or the "love hormone," because it is released when people snuggle up or bond socially. Even interacting with your

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