Take a look at your pup is he or she crazy lately, your four-legged fur baby might be a little stressed out and it might be because you are stressed?  A new study finds that dogs exhibit stress when it’s exhibited by their owners explains study author Lina Roth.  Researchers asked 58 dog owners to rate their pets’ excitability, responsiveness to training, aggression, and fearfulness.

Hair samples were then taken from both dogs and owners to test for the stress hormone cortisol. “It was the owner’s personality that influenced the dog’s hair cortisol level, rather than the dog’s personality itself,” Roth says.  The correlation was strongest between dogs & owners who compete together in dog shows.

So this weekend Chill and take it easy on yourself and Fido

~ Danny

 

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