THE LOOK OF LOVE
New studies confirm oxytocin hormone for bonding:
We’ve always been intrigued by man’s relationship with dogs – a bond that’s been in place since the dawn of time. DogTech’s founder, the late John Richardson spent a lifetime studying dogs and instinctively knew how to communicate with them. In fact, he became a pioneer in this field and only ever used a series of gentle, holistic techniques in the rehabilitation of dogs.
DogTech’s founder, the late John Richardson spent a lifetime studying dogs and instinctively knew how to communicate with them. In fact, he became a pioneer in this field by incorporating a series of holistic techniques in the rehabilitation of dogs.
An important hormone that John identified, which supported the theory behind his gentle methodology was the level of oxytocin dogs have in them and how this hormone was instrumental in the bonding between them and us.
According to a new study released by animal behavioral researchers at Japan’s Azabu University near Yokohama, both humans and dogs each experience a rush of oxytocin when they look into each other’s eyes. Based on human and canine urine samples taken after each stared into each other’s eyes, the university revealed that both had a spike in their respective oxytocin levels. Additional tests concluded that the longer the loving exchange continued, the dogs’ oxytocin levels further increased.
So take off your dark glasses and give your dog a look of unconditional love. Not only will you see the connection between the two of you but feel a rush of love and unwavering bond.