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If you've seen one of Bored Panda's earlier lists of the funniest dog posts on the Internet, you know how fast they can fill you up with positive vibes.

Whether you catch these wonderful animals trying to steal a snack or just loafing around like a piece of bread, dogs can put a smile on your face and make your day by just being dogs. They constantly overwhelm our hearts with pure happiness and make sure we know just how much they appreciate us.

Continue scrolling to see what I mean!

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Retired NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin’s Official Portrait

Retired NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin’s Official Portrait

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THE BEST ONE I'VE SEEN! PARDON THE SAY SO BUT THIS IS 'MORE DOWN TO EARTH"!

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According to New York City-based dog trainer and pet expert Andrea Arden, the human and dog relationship is very much the equivalent of a parent and child relationship. "Dogs feel most secure, comfortable, and happy when around their people," the author of Barron's Dog Training Bible and Dog-Friendly Dog Training told Bored Panda.

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"Even just the scent of their human makes them happy. This has been proven in studies that use MRIs to track brain activity in dogs."

You can see this in their eyes. "A dog looks at the owner and attempts to work out what kind of relationship is taking place," Nigel Reed, a dog behaviorist and author from London, UK, said.

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    For example, a comprehensive review of studies published between 1950 and 2019 discovered that dog owners had a lower risk of death—studies suggest that dog owners have lower blood pressure levels and improved responses to stress.

    Interestingly, people who had experienced previous coronary events had an even higher level of risk reduction for death.

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    Also, dogs make us a lot more sociable. Think about it, aren't people with canines more approachable? There's always a conversation starter wagging its tail next to them!

    Researchers have found that about 40 percent of dog owners have an easier time making friends—these animals really help us to get to know strangers and form new relationships.

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    With all of the unconditional love we receive from dogs, it's only fair we take real good care of them. "Dogs provide one of the most uncomplicated (and most beneficial) relationships one could hope," Arden said. "Making them happy is generally as simple as providing them a home, nutritious food, clean water, appropriate toys, plenty of appropriate exercises for them to release both physical and mental energy, and companionship. Pretty short and easy list for a bestie."

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    And while dogs can't articulate their emotional state, they can certainly show us when they're having a good time. "A dog's body language tells you a lot about how they're feeling," Arden said. "Relaxed, soft, loose body language (including soft tail wag, play bows, relaxed ear set, and soft eyes) are all indicative of a happy dog. Also, a good appetite, good sleep habits (about 16 hours a day for an adult dog), and enthusiasm for interaction are signs that a dog is healthy and happy in their environment."

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    To see just how much pups benefit from a healthy relationship with humans, check out these 30 Photos Of Dogs Before & After Their Adoption That Will Melt Your Heart.

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    When You Leave Your Dogs Alone For Just A Few Minutes

    When You Leave Your Dogs Alone For Just A Few Minutes

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    The Dog Was Much Happier Before Her

    The Dog Was Much Happier Before Her

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    "Thinking of all the possible ways to get rid of her and make it look like an accident"

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    Leave Me Alone, Human! I Told You I Hate Baths

    Leave Me Alone, Human! I Told You I Hate Baths

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    If You Can't Hide A Crime Scene, Just Pretend You Are A Victim

    If You Can't Hide A Crime Scene, Just Pretend You Are A Victim

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    Dog Park Engagement Photos Did Not Disappoint

    Dog Park Engagement Photos Did Not Disappoint

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    White Doggo vs. Freshly Cut Grass

    White Doggo vs. Freshly Cut Grass

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    When Your Chihuahua Uses Your Bulldog As A Horse

    When Your Chihuahua Uses Your Bulldog As A Horse

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    Head Pats And Rubs Go Right Here Please

    Head Pats And Rubs Go Right Here Please

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    So Close, Yet So Far...

    So Close, Yet So Far...

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    One Of Piper’s Heckin Cool Tags Came In Today

    One Of Piper’s Heckin Cool Tags Came In Today

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    Knock Knock

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    It's a trap! Don't go outside there's a polar bear waiting to eat you.

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    He Has Been Known To Accost People For Ages If He Thinks They Will Throw A Ball Or Stick For Him

    He Has Been Known To Accost People For Ages If He Thinks They Will Throw A Ball Or Stick For Him

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    My Girlfriend Finally Woke Up Before Me And Caught Our Usual Sleeping Arrangement That I’ve Been Complaining About. The Bed Is King-Size

    My Girlfriend Finally Woke Up Before Me And Caught Our Usual Sleeping Arrangement That I’ve Been Complaining About. The Bed Is King-Size

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Same by us too. I sleep next to the wall, and sometimes I wake up fully pressed against the wall, with 4 paws in my back

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    These Are In Fact The Same Dog On The Same Day

    These Are In Fact The Same Dog On The Same Day

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    Anubis Wears Adidas, Apparently

    Anubis Wears Adidas, Apparently

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    She's The Only Thing Keeping The Tower From Falling.

    She's The Only Thing Keeping The Tower From Falling.

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    I Looking Cool With Them Paper Rolls

    I Looking Cool With Them Paper Rolls

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    Draw Me Like One Of Your German Girls

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    I Use Cannabis Oil For Medicinal Purposes, I Accidentally Dropped Some To The Floor And My Dog Licked It

    I Use Cannabis Oil For Medicinal Purposes, I Accidentally Dropped Some To The Floor And My Dog Licked It

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    My Dog Gets Ear Infections Easily, So I Got Him A Shower Cap

    My Dog Gets Ear Infections Easily, So I Got Him A Shower Cap

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    Mom Decides To Cut Dog's Hair Herself

    Mom Decides To Cut Dog's Hair Herself

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    When You Grow A Potato That Resembles Your Dog

    When You Grow A Potato That Resembles Your Dog

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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The potato took one look at your dog and said, "One day i'll look like that find beast"

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    Transmission Is Stuck In Bark. Put It In Rufferse

    Transmission Is Stuck In Bark. Put It In Rufferse

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