I love dogs. There, I said it…and I may not be alone with this infatuation. In a study that I conducted, a vast majority of people polled were “pro dog.” I did get some people who also expressed being “pro cat,” but no one polled in this personal survey was “anti dog.”
I could easily write 200+ pages extolling the many virtues of dogs, but instead I would like to focus on one specific aspect, and that is their ability to calm us down and ease stress.
According to Harvard Health Publications, “Pets have been shown to lower blood pressure, improve recovery from heart disease, and even reduce rates of asthma and allergy in children who grow up with a Fido or a Frisky in the house. Pets also improve people’s psychological well-being and self-esteem.”
Even just looking at a dog can have positive impacts on your mental health. So to help you get ready for the weekend, here are 14 happy dogs getting their relaxation on.
Finding comfort in your owner’s arms
Chilling in the backyard
Playing some basketball
Having fun at the beach
Going for a relaxing car ride
Lounging on the deck
Sleeping after a busy day at work
Lying down in a field
Hanging out poolside
Enjoying the great outdoors
Relaxing with a friend
Soaking up the sun
Falling asleep anywhere
Enjoying a deep-kneading shiatsu massage
This is River from muttbowl relaxing with the InstaShiatsu+ IS-3000PRO. Although we design our products for humans, River seems pretty relaxed.
Marc | Copywriter