Sleep, eat, work, repeat. Our busy schedules have an adverse effect called stress. In fact, it’s so common that nobody really cares about it until it strikes with its sharp anxiety needles. Luckily, we have our four-legged guardians who help to bring our emotions back on track. They place us into the mode of cuteness overload that is sweet like chocolate and adorable like a puppy. So here it is—our new wholesome dog compilation to refresh your day. You can never have too much of a good thing, so take a look at previous wholesome dog posts compiled by Bored Panda here and here. Don’t be greedy! We invite all our fellow pandas to share the pictures of your doggos! And if one of them happens to be right here next to you, thank them for all the joy they bring to our otherwise turbulent lives.
A Pelican Befriended A Stray Dog Who Was Often Spotted Hanging Out All Alone Along The Boat Docks. The Man Who Photographed This Has Adopted Him But Brings Him Back Every Day To See His Friend, Petey The Pelican
The Best Boy
Science claims that a wet nose and a wagging tail can be an excellent solution to many psychological problems. You can call it the pet effect. How does it work? To find out, Bored Panda spoke to Antonio Diaz, a certified and professional K-9 trainer and dog behavioral specialist based in Las Vegas, about the health benefits of having a pet dog in your life. “Dogs give people a reason to keep living. My German Shepherd, Brooklyn, literally helped me get through depression after a bad motorcycle accident in 2012 and she is the reason I found my passion and I am doing what I love. Dogs can be extremely affectionate towards humans and they also have the ability to read our body language much better than we (most people) can read theirs. Studies have shown that dogs can make people happier, lower blood pressure, lower heart rates, and help to release serotonin and other 'feel good' hormones in the brain. Dogs can literally help you live longer!”
Moreover, “Dogs are used in courtrooms to help victims of sexual and violent crimes speak during their testimony. They are used to help children build confidence in reading and also used to bring happiness to the elderly.”
This Pitbull Pulled Out His Teddy To Show It To The Dog Of The Other Car
Broken Dog Can't Stop Smiling When He Realizes He's Being Rescued
But dogs, just like us, have different characters too, right? Antonio confirms: “Some dogs are more independent and like more space, therefore may not pay enough attention to their owner to understand them. These dogs would be less likely to read or understand their human counterparts. I believe that is dependent on the strength of the bond and relationship between a person and their dog. The more time you spend with your dog and the more emotional states they witness, the better they can understand you. With all that said, dogs are master observers and probably know more about us than we think.”
This Is Jasper. He Is My Neighbor’s Dog. I Can’t Leave The House Much Due To Health Issues, So Anytime He Sees Me He Runs Back Inside His House To Bring Me Back Out One Of His Favorite Toys. Today Was His Duck. His Record Is 3 Toys And A Stick, All At Once. What A Champ. Be Like Jasper
Froma Walsh, a Professor Emerita from the University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry, claims that our ancestors already knew about the importance of the human–animal bond. “In ancient times and in cultures worldwide, animals have been respected as essential partners in human survival, health and healing. Many spiritual traditions have honored the relationships of people to animal forms of life.” In fact, “Dogs were considered such loyal companions during life that they were revered as guides in the afterlife. When a pet dog died, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.”
Same Boot, 3 Years Later
Homeless Man Goes To The Hospital, His Dog Friends Patiently Wait By The Door
Proud Mother Of Two
When You’re In Time-Out But Your Best Bud Won’t Let You Do Time Alone
Blind, Deaf Dog Comforts Every Foster Animal Who Comes Through His Home
Kind Woman Gives Her Own Jacket To Her Dog Who Had To Wait Outside The Post Office In The Cold Weather
This Is Floyd. He Was Born With Cerebral Hypoplasia Which Means He Can't Walk Too Well. Today We Found Out He Fits In My 75 Liter Hiking Pack, So We Got To Take Him On His First Hike! He Seemed To Really Enjoy It
We Got A New Puppy Yesterday. I Asked My 4 Year Old To Put Him To Bed. This Is What I Came Back To
Gus Gets Reconstructive Surgery
I Have To Pick One U Guys
Neighbors Are A Big Fan Of Luna!
We Adopted A Greyhound That Was Super Skittish For Months And Was Very Suspicious Of Us. Tonight She Initiated Cuddles And My Heart Is Full
Got A Dog To Guard The House But Then... Who Wants A Belly Rub?
My Friend Just Texted "Adopted A Dog Yesterday".... With This Pic
Andy Has Slept In My Bed With Me For The Past 8 Years And He Still Puts His Head On The Edge Of The Bed To Ask Permission To Jump On
"My Friend Lives Above A Punk Bar And Sent Us This Pic Of Her Dog And The Regulars"
My Neighbor's Sweet Dog Found A Moth
Boy Was Reunited With His Lost Dog And It's The Most Heartwarming Thing Ever
It Has Taken 2 Years Since We Adopted Her, But Reba Has Dropped More Than Half Her Weight And I Couldn’t Be More Proud Of Her.
Right In The Feels
He Found His New Bestfriend!!
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