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The Bolognese is a small breed dog.  It is part of the Toy dog group and is considered a companion dog.  They love attention and make excellent house pets.  They are good at socializing with other dogs both big and small. 


Bolognese respond very well to obedience training.  They are very intelligent and easy to train.  They quickly train to potty pads and also learn the bell ringing notification system for taking potty breaks outside.


Bolognese genuinely enjoy companionship with people, and form a close relationship and special bond with their owners and family.  They are true companions and have been known to follow their owners wherever they go.  They are friendly with strangers but will often watch their owners reaction to the stranger.


They are excellent watchdogs that are not incessant barkers.  They notice anything unusual and faithfully notify their owners.  They are non-aggressive by nature and excellent with children, retirees, city dwellers.  They do very well in both small and larger living spaces.  They are perfect for those living in apartments and condos.  They do not require daily walks, however, they enjoy it.




Do you want a Pet that is:


PLAYFUL 

ENTERTAINING

MAKES YOU LAUGH

NOT HYPERACTIVE

EASY GOING

EARNEST

WILLING

INTELLIGENT

LOYAL

AFFECTIONATE

HEALTHY

DISTINCTIVE

WONDERFUL TEMPERAMENT

QUICK AND EAGER TO LEARN

BRIGHTENS YOUR DAY

DESIRES TO BE A PART OF YOUR FAMILY

LOVES TO TRAVEL

GIVES TO YOU SO MUCH MORE THAN HE/SHE TAKES

ADAPTABLE TO YOUR ROUTINE

NON-SHEDDING

HYPOALLERGENIC

BEAUTIFUL PLUSH COATS

PATIENT

DESIRES TO PLEASE YOU

TRUE COMPANION

DEDICATED TO YOU FOR LIFE

YOUR BEST FRIEND

LOVES TUMMY RUBS AND WILL SIT BY YOU OR IN YOUR LAP

REPLACES LONELINESS WITH JOY​! 

5.5 - 10 POUNDS SIZE

ADAPTS WELL TO OTHER DOGS BOTH SMALL AND LARGE

LIKES CHILDREN


THEN YOU MAY WANT A BOLOGNESE!!!

                           

                                                           

                                                                                                                  


SNOW WHITE BOLOGNESE

HOW CAN A BOLOGNESE IMPROVE MY LIFE


Bolognese can provide their owners with much more than companionship.  A children's relationship with pet dog's study recently concluded by researches at Kent State University, and published in February, 2018, looked at children from 9-11 years of age who lived in families who owned a dog.  The study found that children who exhibit a close bond with their pet dog also feel a stronger bond with their parents and best friends.  The study discovered that if one type of relationship was strong, the other relationships were likely to be strong as well.  Another recent study shows that, in addition to human bonds being enhanced, dogs can help create critical social support, which is good for long term health.


An APPA Pet Owners Survey from 2017-2018 shows the following Benefits of Owning a Dog by Families with Children under the age of 18.


42% - Bring my family closer together


67% - Companionship/love/company/affection


60% - Fun to watch/have in household


55% - Good for children/reach responsibility


43% - Good for our Health /HELPS US LIVE LONGER!


48% - Promotes Relaxation/Relieves Stress



PETS CAN HELP IMPROVE SELF-ESTEEM


Research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that pet owners exhibit stronger self-esteem than non-pet owners.  In addition, pet owners are more affectionate and less fearful than people who don't own pets. 


PETS CAN HELP REDUCE OUR NEGATIVITY


Like a friend might help you feel less negative after a bad social experience, simply thinking abut a pet has been suggested to have the same effect.  


In a study conducted with 97 pet owners, participants were unknowingly subjected to a negative social experience.  They were then asked to either write about their best friend, their pet, or draw a map of their college campus (the control group).


This study showed that the participants who wrote about their pet or their best friend both showed zero negative feelings.  They were equally happy, even after encountering the negative social experience.  The control group, however, continued to show negative feelings.  


One study found that people who owned dogs reported having their social needs fulfilled just as effectively by their pets as by their friends.  The research subjects reported that their pet dogs provided them with a strong sense of self-esteem, belonging, and a meaningful existence.  People don't turn solely to their pets in lieu of having friends, but rather enjoy their pet's company in addition to the company of their friends.



PETS HELP MAKE US WANT TO STAY HEALTHIER AND MAKE US LESS STRESSED


It is really hard to sit on the couch all day and watch TV when your dog is begging for attention.  Maybe it's because of this that studies have shown pet owners are healthier and more active than non-pet-owners.  


By taking your dog on a casual walk, you are getting some exercise which is great for both your health and mood.


Studies show that interactions with therapy animals can decrease stress in humans.  Many Bolognese have become therapy dogs.


Playing with or petting a pet dog can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol.  These hormonal changes can help you feel more relaxed.  Reduced stress can also benefit physical health.  Even more impressive is the suggestion that pets can hep reduce stress and comfort us even more than our friends and spouses.  Their furry friendliness and unconditional love, plus the fact that they don't judge us, makes our pet the best support system during stressful times.


THE BOTTOM LINE IS:  Pets improve our lives in more ways than we can ever imagine.  We should be very thankful for all they do to keep us comforted, motivated, in better spirits, in better shape and less stressed.  And perhaps we are thanking them more.  The pet products industry sets a new record for pet spending nearly every year, and pets are traveling with, and spending more time with, their owners as more pet products are developed that make it easier on both the pet and pet owner to spend even more of their day together   --IT'S A GOOD THING!


 




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