04/28/2014 10:31 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Health Benefits Of Animals, From Andrea Arden (VIDEO)

Certified Dog Trainer Andrea Arden explained some of the ways in which animals help improve our emotional health and well-being.

In the past, scientific studies have shown that having an animal in your life can bring numerous positive effects. Specifically, animals have been shown to help with heart-related health issues, lowering blood pressure and helping with other related ailments.

Andrea also talked about the value of service animals, citing the comfort a furry companion can provide through love and attention.

“The simple joy and companionship of an animal can drastically improve the quality of a person’s life,” Andrea told us.

For more of Andrea's puppy training tips, view the slideshow below:

Andrea Arden Puppy Training Tips

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