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Psychology Leashes And Lovers

When you’ve had a bad day, your dog can sense your fatigue and apprehension.

Silence is more than just the lack of sound. In the right hands, silence can be salve for your wounds, a place for you to grow, a doorway to enlightenment, and even a classroom for those of us seeking stronger, longer human relationships. When sitting quietly with your dog for a few moments, you can practically feel your blood pressure go down.

And, it’s as if when you’ve had a bad day, your dog can sense your fatigue and apprehension. He may simply come and sit beside you, nuzzling his wet nose against your hand with no need for words, as if his presence is enough.

But how can silence help us communicate more effectively? After all, silence is the lack of communication, right? Wrong. Silence is merely the lack of sound. And if dogs can teach us anything, it’s that you don’t need sound to communicate.


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