Hi its me again Benji, my human has asked me to do another Dog with a Blog. My human and I went to an event the other night where other animals came, as well as a lady Kathy from the Pet Wellness Centre. Which sounded like a pretty cool place to go but I think she also said their was a vet in their…grrr no sure about that now!! Kathy brought her pup which had really sharp teeth and really really wanted to play..with his teeth!! So I tried hard to stay away from him, lucky I made a good friend with another shiatzu who was pretty cool.
My human and Kathy talked about lots of cool things about animals. Everyone got really emotional when Kathy was telling them about the research around what makes dogs the most happiest… which of course was the smell of their humans.. weird I thought everyone would of known that.. woof.
My human talked about what we do in sessions and how beneficial it was and what happens to humans bodies and minds when they interact with animals. Again …weird… I thought everyone would have known that it is really good for them to hang out with us. It does things like;
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Reduces Anxiety
- Lowers Heart Rate
- Reduces de-escalation times
- Increase self esteem
- Helps regulate emotions and behaviours
- Helps form healthy attachments
- Increase eye contact
- Decrease distractibility
- Improve appropriate voice tone
- Significantly lower behavioural, emotional and verbal distress
She’s real smart to know all that stuff. I can smell something really cool outside so I’m off to explore what it is. I’ll talk later woof!