Dogs as a help in reducing hyperactivity, shyness and stress in primary schoolchildren

When there’s a dog in the classroom, children are calmer, pay more attention and don’t fight as much. Stroking a dog raises oxytocin levels, a stress-reducing hormone, which also helps lower anxiety before a test. (SF/swissinfo.ch)

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