The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos / Let Slip the Dogs of More Happiness

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Companion pets - especially dogs - are credited with making our lives richer and more fun, but does the science back up this belief? Dr Laurie Santos breaks down what it is dogs can do to make us happier - and what behaviours we can adopt to experience the wellbeing boost of dog ownership even without buying one.

She'll also introduce you to Georgia the motorcycling dog and her owner, Laurette Nicholl.

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