Signup for The Your Dog Flash

Latest health and behavior news and advice from the veterinarians at Tufts University.

Features December 2015 Issue

Science Proves It: Enthusiastic Greetings  Bolster Attachments and Mood

What dog doesn't like a heartfelt hello?

Science Proves It: Enthusiastic Greetings Bolster Attachments and Mood

Why words and touch matter in bolstering your dog's mood

You may already know not to make too huge a deal about leaving your dog home alone, whether for a little while or for much of the day. You want to say good-bye, yes, but turning parting into such sweet sorrow will only give your canine loved one the clearest message that every separation is emotionally painful. A stroke on the side of the muzzle and a chipper “Watch the house while I’m gone”…

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Tufts Your Dog

Get the next 10 issues of TUFTS YOUR DOG for just $20. And access all of our online content - health and care information, training tips, and nutrition and food advice from the veterinarians and staff at Tufts University

Get Tufts Your Dog Digital

Get 10 months of TUFTS YOUR DOG DIGITAL for just $20. You get unlimited access to everything on the site including each monthly issue as a PDF.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.