Senior citizens can benefit greatly from
having a dog, both emotionally and physically. Not only do they provide
companionship, but pets reduce depression and stress, lower blood pressure,
encourage activity and increase the opportunity for social interaction.
However, time and time again as dog trainers, we see seniors burdened with a
dog or puppy they can’t handle. It’s really more about the training than the
breed, but certain breeds may be easier for seniors based on their size and