Dog Cuddling Makes People More Sociable

Dog cuddling releases oxytocin, the bonding hormone stimulating sociability.  


Dopamine surges from dog snuggles make you feel more positive towards others.

Mood Boost 

People perceive dog guardians as more approachable and friendly.

Social Lubricant

Eye contact with a dog when petting raises oxytocin for social closeness. 


Soothing contact lowers stress so you engage well with people. 


Dog affection shifts focus outward for more interest in human interactions.

Outward Focus

Dogs themselves draw strangers to start warm conversations. 

Magnet Effect

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