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Do dogs belong in the owner’s bed? The answer, short, clear, and painless: yes! Here are 5 good reasons why you should share your bed with your four-legged friend.
1. A dog in bed keeps you healthy
A dog slumbering next to you in bed has a calming effect on you. The stress of the day falls away from you, which has a positive effect on your heart. Anyone who pats the puppy while doing this promotes the production of the hormone oxytocin. This dampens aggressiveness and promotes the feeling of empathy between humans and dogs. Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina (USA) have found that people even develop parental instincts for their dog as a result.
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