03/23/2015 04:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Health Benefits Of Having A Pet, From Andrea Arden (VIDEO)

Is it true that having a pet is good for your health? Certified dog trainer Andrea Arden says, "Absolutely!" Studies have shown that having a pet as a part of your life decreases your chance of having a heart attack and lowers your stress levels. When you look into the eyes of your pet, it causes the feel good hormones oxytocin and serotonin to increase. Sharing your life with an animal not only increases your happiness, but also makes you healthier!

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

Andrea Arden Puppy Training Tips

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