Have you ever noticed that dog owners are happier and healthier than non dog owners?Dogs have been used for centuries and we still love them as our trusting companions. There are many reasons that dogs are called a “mans’ best friend”. Having a dog can have many benefits including lower
In contrast to the use of dogs in working roles, many dogs in the United States today are used purely for companionship. As technology and scientific research have advanced, we’ve discovered the benefits a dog can have on a person’s state of mind. The American Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists numerous health benefits to owning a pet. Owning a companion animal has the potential to decrease your blood pressure, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels. Dogs also require varying amounts of exercise depending on
Jolin Guan Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………...3 Exercising with dogs and its impacts on physical health ……………...….4 Taking responsibility and its impacts on psychological health …………..5 Companionship and its impacts on psychological health ………………...6 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………..7 Reference List ……………………………………………………………………...8 Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………..9 Appendix ……………………………………………………………………………10 Introduction The research question states ‘To what extent is owning a dog beneficial for a person’s physical and psychological health?’ The investigation is aimed to determine the extent of the benefits of owning a dog for a person’s physical and psychological health. The main focus will be on exercising, developing one’s responsibility and companionship. The findings from this research target on people those involved or interested in owning a dog, such as dog owners, animal lovers, children and the elderly. The investigation will address three key benefits of owning a dog in terms of maintaining one’s physical and psychological health, which include exercise, taking responsibility and companionship.
Hypothesis: Are dog owners more physically active than non-dog-owners? Part A. Over the past twenty years North Americans have witnessed the largest boom in population in the area of seniors. For the purpose of this assignment I will define a senior as anyone over the age of sixty. The increased number of seniors in conjunction with a longer life span has raised questions about these individuals quality of life both emotionally, mentally and physically. The purpose of this study is to look at whether or not dog ownership leads individuals to be more physically active.
“An unneutered male pit bull is 2.6 times more likely to bite then a neutered male. In addition, male pit bulls are 6.2 times more likely to bite then female pit bills.” In a study evaluating canine temperament, 82% of dogs received a passing score, 86.8% of those dogs where American pit bull terrier (1800PetMeds.com Feb. 2012). There are ways to avoid incidents when in contact with these animals. When approached by a pit bull always remain calm, approach the dog slowly from the side not from the back. Do not provoke the dog - always ask the owners to pet the dog first. If an aggressive dog approaches you do not panic, give the dog firm commands like sit, stay, and easy, then back away slowly. When owning a pit bull socialize the dog with people and other animals, get them familiar with animals and people including children. Isolated dogs can become vicious and dangerous so be cautious when in contact with a not so friendly dog. (Skloot, R Aug 2007 Prevention Vol.59, Issue 8 Pgs. 196-198)
Aggressive and/or vicious dogs are beginning to be a serious problem in the United States. With the rise in dog fights Pit Bull Terriers are viewed in a negative light. When the wrong owner gets a Pit Bull and withholds food and teaches the dog to fight it makes
Author Anthony Douglas Williams once said, “We have more to learn from animals than animals have to learn from us,” (A-Z Quotes), but what most people fail to assimilate is that animals have given humans erudition on many subjects. Throughout history, animals have helped with advancements in science, contributing to
These dogs do not deserve the treatment the are being given. In 1996 the odds of dying in a dog attack was one in 11,534,087 (Delise 100). The latest statics of dying in a dog attack was in 2005 and it was one in 147,717 (Britt). The only reason the odds are up is the increase in population. Another reason is the amount of damage that happens, Dr. Sandi Sawchuk said “...If someone did the same research on Chihuahuas, they would probably find that there are more bites, but they’re less reported due to insignificant damage” (Pisani). Dr. James Serpell and friends did that exact test and found that smaller dogs tend to show more aggression towards humans. Ninety-three percent of Pit Bulls are being euthanized before even being put up for adoption,
Introduction: The pitbull dog breed is a descendant of the bulldog breed, originating in England as they used these dogs as bullbait for sport (Medlin, 2006). It was when England outlawed the sport of matching bulls and dogs for entertainment that smaller dogs began to be bred to fight each
Using the death based approach, 66 out of 76 of the Pit bull type were purebreds and the rest were crossbreeds, 17 out of 27 were purebreed German Shepherd dogs, 7 out of 8 were purebreed Saint Bernards, and 1 out of 5 were Labrador Retrievers (Stacks et al. 838). The rest of the totals were cross breeds. Using the dog-based approach, 98 out of 118 were purebred Pit bull-type, 24 out of 41 were German Shepherd, and 7 out of 8 were purebreed Saint Bernard (Stacks et al. 838). Out of all these studies, they found out that 24% were deaths involved with unrestrained dogs off the owner's property, 58% were unrestrained dogs on the owner's property, and 17% involved restrained dogs on the owner's property, and 1% involved a restrained dog off the owner's property (838). This however can be justified, most of these dogs bite for a reason just like people may lash out on other people if they are mad or angry.
Owning a pet does extradonry wonders to your health. One reason I believe this is that dogs can now detect diffrent types of cancer in human bodies.Dogs are able to figure out where the cancer is in less than three hours. Another reason why owning a pet boost your health is that they lower the chance for diseases such as heart disease and cardiovascular disease. They also lower chances of high blood pressure. Also people that suffer from a heart attack and own a dog are twice as likely to fully
The Secrets To Why Do Dogs Chew Chewing is one of the most common habits you will see mostly in all the dogs. Does not matter which type of breed you own, you will find them chewing very often. They chew bones, sticks, plastic and some dogs go to extent of chewing about anything. Sometimes it’s cute to see them chew but most of the time it’s not the cuteness that’s overloaded. When they chew or bite your laptop charger or your favorite sports shoes you are not in the state of admiring the cuteness. Instead, you will be out of your mind with frustration. No matter what, you should never hit or scold your pets.
If a dog is continuously being aggressive, the dog should have consequences, but people aren’t exactly sure on what that might be. To avoid all of the millions of dollars being spent, you can follow easy steps to prevent your dog from being aggressive. Dogs will bite or become dangerous for many different reasons. If a dog is able to run loose or they are tied up on a chain, they are being neglected. Many neglected dogs do not know better than not to bite because they are often not around people, especially if they are on a chain (“When Dogs Bite”). A lot of other times dogs are more likely to bite is if they are scared, stressed, sick, playing, or when they are protecting themselves or others (Wilson). Another reason many people are being bit is because they are unsure on how to approach dogs the right way. A lot of times little kids will run up to go pet a dog because they are excited, by doing that, you make the dog nervous, especially if it does not know who you are. The problem of people approaching dogs incorrectly is very important for your safety, and your dog’s safety. A large number of people in the
Animal Cruelty: Dog Fighting Sherry LaFace COM 220: Research Writing January 23, 2010 Erin Fagan Dog fighting is a very cruel thing, and it is happening right under our noses. It is illegal to fight a dog in all fifty states. By being an observer at a dog fight, it is against the law in forty-seven states. So why do people continue this cruel practice? The answer seems to be money. Some people who breed dogs for fighting can sell their puppies for up to two thousand dollars. Even though fighting dogs is making money, it is cruel since pain is inflicted on the dogs; the ASPCA and the Humane Society are trying to prevent this with proper training.
Scientists have shown that pet ownership can have demonstrably positive effects on human health. "A 10-month prospective study was carried out which examined changes in behaviour and health status in 71 adult subjects following the acquisition of a new pet (either dogs or cats). A group of 26 subjects without pets served as a comparison over the same period. Both pet-owning groups reported a highly significant reduction in minor health problems during the first month following pet acquisition, and this effect was sustained in dog owners through to 10 months" (Serpell 1991). Dog owners in particular benefited from