Keeping your dog happy is very important. There are many studies showing the health and well-being benefits to humans of having a dog, but there is also a lot of evidence to show that dogs find our modern lives stressful.
Helping to reduce this stress is an important aspect of keeping your dog happy and healthy.
Dogs have been domesticated for tens of thousands of years and have been selectively bred to respond to people. Many dogs were bred for specific jobs and have behavioural traits which help them to accomplish these.
However, most dogs now are kept as pets, often left alone at home for several hours a day. Having been bred to keep us constant company and to be active, this can be really challenging for many dogs, however, there are ways that we can help.