Many humans love dogs, and although that might sound like an opinionated statement, it’s not. It has been scientifically proven that humans care more for dogs than they do other humans. There have been studies done to prove that humans are more empathetic towards dogs as they are humans.
One study that was done to prove this took place at a park. The study involved a baby, a 30-year-old man, a puppy, and a 6-year-old dog. The people who ran the study claimed that one of the 4 subjects, listed above, broke a man’s leg. They asked all of the people who came by which one they thought had done it. Sure enough when the results where all put together, many people had thought it was the 30-year-old man. In second for the accusation, the 6-year-old dog. These were followed by the baby, and lastly, the puppy. The strangest part of this experiment, in my opinion, was that fewer people thought the puppy broke the man’s leg than the baby.
Owning a dog is actually very beneficial to their owners. It is a fact that dog ownership reduces the risk of death by 33% in people who live alone, and that is not the only thing dogs can do for humans. For example, having a dog gives you a lower chance of heart disease, higher mental health, and makes a lot of people happier. Oxytocin lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, strengthens your immune system, and lowers rates of stress, anger, and depression. Well, how do you get oxytocin? The answer is relationships, being around other creatures. Dogs give you more oxycontin than any other relationship. Also having a dog in the office makes the employees more productive and happy.
Based on all of these facts, having a dog is productive and good for all people. Also, I think that these facts prove we need classroom dogs.
Story by Anabel Kehoe