• Dog Ownership & Senior Citizens – Introduction

    Posted on January 30, 2013 by in Labs & Seniors

    Americans are used to learning new terms and definitions which have become popular throughout our history.  From the days of the Roman Empire, veni, vidi,vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) has carried its own distinctive meaning.  Give me liberty or give me death;  The buck stops here; Yada, yada, yada; The Graying of America.  […]

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    Ten Reasons for Children Owning a Dog-Conclusion

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Ten Reasons to Own

      OWNING A DOG PRODUCES HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, MORE WELL-ADJUSTED CHILDREN. REASON NUMBER TEN:  Dogs boost children’s confidence and self-esteem. First and foremost to benefit children’s self-esteem is the experience of being loved unconditionally.  As your children get older and are capable of delivering commands to the dog, they will quickly learn to be strong and […]

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    Ten Reasons for Children Owning a Dog-Part 6

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Ten Reasons to Own

      OWNING A DOG PRODUCES HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, MORE WELL-ADJUSTED CHILDREN. REASON NUMBER NINE: Having a dog helps teach responsibility to children. Whether they’re helping to bathe, feed, or exercise the family dog, children will learn the value of responsibility.  Caring for the dog will teach children that their pet is dependent on them for food and […]

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    Ten Reasons for Children Owning a Dog-Part 5

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Ten Reasons to Own

      OWNING A DOG PRODUCES HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, MORE WELL-ADJUSTED CHILDREN. REASON NUMBER SEVEN:  Dogs are great stress relievers for children. According to a study from SUNY Buffalo (2010), married couples subjected to various types of stressful tasks who were allowed to see their dogs before or after the task, had the lowest responses to stress […]

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    Ten Reasons for Children Owning a Dog-Part 4

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Ten Reasons to Own

      OWNING A DOG PRODUCES HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, MORE WELL-ADJUSTED CHILDREN. REASON NUMBER FIVE:   Dogs are a mood booster. Very few of us, if any, have not heard that a “dog is a man’s best friend.”  They can also be a woman’s or a child’s best friend, as well. Historically, dogs have been great companions.  […]

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    Ten Reasons for Children Owning a Dog-Part 3

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Ten Reasons to Own

      OWNING A DOG PRODUCES HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, MORE WELL-ADJUSTED CHILDREN. REASON NUMBER THREE:  Regular dog-walking increases social interaction for children–especially those who have just moved to a neighborhood and are feeling homesick for their former home. A child who might not want to go out into the neighborhood alone, feels that he or she has […]

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  • Ten Reasons For Children Owning A Dog-Part 2

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Ten Reasons to Own

      OWNING A DOG PRODUCES HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, MORE WELL-ADJUSTED CHILDREN. REASON NUMBER TWO:  Dogs help children to be more physically fit. All dogs, regardless of breed, need to be walked.  Children who take their dogs for regularly scheduled walks tend to exercise more than those who have no reason to get up off the couch […]

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    Ten Reasons for Children Owning a Dog

    Posted on November 10, 2012 by in Ten Reasons to Own

      OWNING A DOG PRODUCES HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, MORE WELL-ADJUSTED CHILDREN. Having been a counselor for over thirty years, there are several questions that I get asked over and over again.  One of those questions is, “What can I do to produce an environment that will assist my child (children) in being well-adjusted human beings?”  Of […]

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