The Dogs Guide To Your Happiness


Seven Secrets for a better life from man’s best friend

By Garry McDaniel & Sharon Massen

How do we define happiness in a world where people regularly feel rushed, stressed, and overwhelmed by the daily demands of life? Authors Garry McDaniel and Sharon Massen suggest that we look to our canine companions to learn what happiness is really about. Based on the authors’ research and insights as well as real-life stories about dogs and their people, this eye-opening guide helps us explore seven essential traits for happiness through the eyes of our trusted furry friends.

Positive, upbeat advice from man’s best friend that you can use immediately to bring more joy to your life.



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Dogs can help you cope with depression

Stroking, hugging, or touching a loving animal can rapidly calm and soothe us when we’re stressed or depressed. The companionship of a pet can also ease loneliness, and most dogs are a great stimulus for healthy exercise, which can substantially boost your mood and ease depression.

Adding structure and routine to your day

Dogs require a regular feeding and exercise schedule. Having a consistent routine keeps a dog balanced and calm and it can work for you, too. No matter your mood depressed, anxious, or stressed one plaintive look from your dog and you’ll have to get out of bed to feed, exercise, and care for your pet.


Helping you meet new people

Dogs can be a great social boost for their owners, helping you start and maintain new friendships. Dog owners frequently stop and talk to each other on walks, hikes, or in a dog park. Dog owners also meet new people in pet stores, clubs, and training classes.

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