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Your Dog’s Personality Changes Over Time…and He Actually Becomes More Like YOU!!!

A new study found that dogs’ personalities CHANGE over time…

And in a lot of cases, they actually take on some of the personality traits from their owners!

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If you’re thinking about getting a dog because you feel It’ll help you get off the couch and moving around. you might want to reconsider… in a few years, you AND the dog will be on the couch together!

A new study out of Michigan State University found that dogs’ personalities CHANGE over time.

And in a lot of cases, they actually take on some of the big personality traits from their actual owners.

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The researchers found that people who are outgoing had dogs that were more active and excitable…people who are unhappy had dogs that were more fearful and harder to train, and agreeable people had dogs that were less aggressive.

The results were a surprise to the researchers, who say, quote, “We expected the dogs’ personalities to be fairly stable because they don’t have wild lifestyle changes like humans do, but they actually change a lot.”

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Tracy Marie is one of Beasley Media Detroit's Digital Program Directors. She has an obsession with fun coffee mugs, yoga pants, and Jason Momoa. She enjoys decorating, taking naps and a good coffee buzz. You can hear her on-air, Sundays 10am-3pm. Connect with her on Instagram @ItsTracyMarie.