How do we feel about being home so much with our dogs? A recent survey from Banfield Pet Hospital says that forty-five percent of pet owners say they’re happier about it. But how do the dogs feel? Pretty good, according to canine experts. All that bonding time and eye contact boosts the love hormone Oxytocin and stimulates the part of a dog’s brain that prevents depression. So keep piling on the love, but also be sure to exercise and relax together and stick to your dog’s routine.