Owners who have trouble relaxing should consider popping on their dog collar and lead and taking their pooch out for a walk in a natural environment.
GP Dr William Bird, Natural England's strategic health advisor, has revealed that walking in a natural place will help people to de-stress.
He said: "When the brain is constantly bombarded with traffic and noise, it is not able to recoup and restore itself, and suffers constant stress which contributes to ageing.
"Walking in a green environment ... where you can hear birds and see trees and nature, allows the brain to restore its level of concentration."
Owners who walk their pooch on a regular basis may also be pleased to hear that Dr Bird suggests people build walking into their everyday lives, as this makes exercise easier.
According to recent research by a scientist at the University of Illinois, a walk in the park is an essential component for good health.