BENEFITS OF DOGS



Whichever type of dog is right for you, there are many benefits to humans of interacting with dogs which have been documented and are widely recognized.  Here are a few:

PHYSICAL

·         Improve fine and gross motor skills

·         Improve standing balance

·         May lower blood pressure; risk for stroke or heart attack

MENTAL

·         Increase attention skills

·         Increase self-esteem

·         Reduce anxiety, depression, and loneliness

MOTIVATIONAL

·         Improve willingness to be involved in a group activity

·         Improve interactions with others

·         Improve performance and compliance with therapies