Sometimes my pup gives me the cute puppy look to get what he wants, if its food, if its a toy, to go out.....whatever. Wait! It doesn't happen some of the time, it happens ALL of the time! In recent studies, it was found that animals who are allowed the freedom to do what they want, when they want, actually make for happier dogs; which could potentially impact their lifespan in the long run. Many pet owners rely on the negative feedback method to instruct their pets in behavior, however this harsh method of pet obedience can create an irritable and anxious animal. The additional stress on your dog can wear on his mental health, which eventually affects his physiology. So the next time you are debating between harsh obedience training for your pet or the friendly behavioral "old college try," just remember that stressing your dog could lead to them leaving your side earlier than planned.