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Hearts Aligned

We believe that dogs bring out the good in us. With the help of human and canine scientists, Dr. Craig Duncan and Mia Cobb, we set out to prove that stress, a significant issue in today’s society, can melt away by simply being around your dog.

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The research behind
our connection.

Most of us aren't aware that there’s a real physiological connection that occurs between an owner and their dog that lowers stress and anxiety. When a close bond is shared, a type of heart-rhythm alignment can occur - two completely separate species sharing one healthy heart.

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More ways dogs are helping usCourtroom Comforts

Courtrooms are highly stressful places, so dogs are being used to help people cope with anxiety and to provide comfort. These dogs are trained to rest at your feet and to stand beside you as you make your statements, helping you relax by simply being by your side.

More ways dogs are helping usWonder Dogs

The Royal Children’s Hospital is involved with the Lort Smith Pet Therapy program, a program that aims to improve the wellbeing of patients through positive contact with dogs. Walking a dog through the hospital ward can often act as a key motivator to help a child get out of bed in an otherwise stressful situation. Some physiotherapists have been known to involve the dogs to encourage movement when working with children.

Find the right dog for you

Owning a dog is a wonderful thing. Not only do dogs provide lasting companionship and unconditional love, they’ve also been known to lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Click here to see what type of dog is right for you, or adopt one from PetRescue.

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