Dogs And Break Up

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The current research explores animals are able to aid humans after a break up of any kind. The overarching thesis is playing with an animal can help the person cope with a break up because of the change of focus to something else. The important role that dogs play is that having a bond with “man’s best friend” means that the animal can sense when the owner is feeling bad, in this case going through a break up, and then make the owner feel better by being there for them. In the first section of the paper, I will discuss background research on how pets and nature have helped people cope with difficult situations. Then, I will discuss my hypothesis that is that dogs help people cope with emotional situations specifically break-ups. Then, I will …show more content…
A break up is like the person has died because that person leaves and cannot be there any longer. When a relationship ends the people involved in the relationship need support. A break up is an enormous change because their hopes and expectations with the other person no longer exist. Change is inevitable, their habitual lives are forced to change. Change happens in long-term relationships as each person grows, progresses and shifts how they relate to one another, what they ask for from the relationship, and what they want in their lives. To create a stronger relationship there is a need to change together, if this does not happen, the relationship …show more content…
They are also given a dog on the first day of the study. The only difference with this group is that they are also given a schedule and a list of necessities for their new friend. They have to wake up really early and take the dog for an hour long walk or run. Second they have to give food and water after the walk. Then they may go to work or school as their usual life. However they must either call or come back around lunch time to eat with them. In the afternoon, they have to walk them again and have play time for thirty minutes. Two days of the week they would have play dates for their dogs with the other subjects. They will also be evaluated on social skills, food habits and over all emotional

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