ADVERTISEMENT

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!

#1

Retired NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin’s Official Portrait

Retired NASA Astronaut, Leland Melvin’s Official Portrait

reddit.com Report

Add photo comments
POST
erinwelch_1 avatar
DAISY
Community Member
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"!

View more commentsArrow down menu

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.

"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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Science says that spending time with canine companions does wonders for our well-being.

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.

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!

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

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."

ADVERTISEMENT

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."

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

#4

When You Leave Your Dogs Alone For Just A Few Minutes

When You Leave Your Dogs Alone For Just A Few Minutes

instagram.com Report

#5

The Dog Was Much Happier Before Her

The Dog Was Much Happier Before Her

reddit.com Report

Add photo comments
POST
elena_a_k avatar
Elena Ktmr
Community Member
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"

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
#10

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

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

reddit.com Report

ADVERTISEMENT
#14

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

reddit.com Report

#15

Dog Park Engagement Photos Did Not Disappoint

Dog Park Engagement Photos Did Not Disappoint

reddit.com Report

#16

White Doggo vs. Freshly Cut Grass

White Doggo vs. Freshly Cut Grass

reddit.com Report

ADVERTISEMENT
#20

When Your Chihuahua Uses Your Bulldog As A Horse

When Your Chihuahua Uses Your Bulldog As A Horse

memezzer Report

ADVERTISEMENT
#22

Head Pats And Rubs Go Right Here Please

Head Pats And Rubs Go Right Here Please

reddit.com Report

#26

So Close, Yet So Far...

So Close, Yet So Far...

OryxTheJimmy Report

ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda
#30

One Of Piper’s Heckin Cool Tags Came In Today

One Of Piper’s Heckin Cool Tags Came In Today

instagram.com Report

#31

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

instagram.com Report

Add photo comments
POST
alangreen avatar
Alan Green
Community Member
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.

View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda
#33

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

thedodo.com Report

#35

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

reddit.com Report

Add photo comments
POST
katonakisani avatar
Ancsuri
Community Member
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

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
#36

These Are In Fact The Same Dog On The Same Day

These Are In Fact The Same Dog On The Same Day

reddit.com Report

ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda
#39

Anubis Wears Adidas, Apparently

Anubis Wears Adidas, Apparently

reddit.com Report

#40

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

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

reddit.com Report

ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda
#42

I Looking Cool With Them Paper Rolls

I Looking Cool With Them Paper Rolls

reddit.com Report

#44

Draw Me Like One Of Your German Girls

Draw Me Like One Of Your German Girls

reddit.com Report

#45

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

reddit.com Report

#46

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

reddit.com Report

ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda
#47

Mom Decides To Cut Dog's Hair Herself

Mom Decides To Cut Dog's Hair Herself

thedodo.com Report

#49

When You Grow A Potato That Resembles Your Dog

When You Grow A Potato That Resembles Your Dog

facebook.com Report

Add photo comments
POST
evacheong avatar
Eva the Egg
Community Member
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"

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
#50

Transmission Is Stuck In Bark. Put It In Rufferse

Transmission Is Stuck In Bark. Put It In Rufferse

Immune2Iocaine Report

Note: this post originally had 59 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.

ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda