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You Can Now Get Paid To Look At Pictures Of Puppies

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You Can Now Get Paid To Look At Pictures Of Puppies

When things are stressful and you just need a break from constantly doomscrolling through the news, dog pictures are our usual pick-me-up.

In fact, we're guilty of following several Instagram accounts belonging to several pampered pooches so that whenever we're feeling overwhelmed, we can look at the cute, innocent faces of puppies and feel at ease.

We happily look at cute dogs for free, tbh (Credit: Unsplash)
We happily look at cute dogs for free, tbh (Credit: Unsplash)

But now one company is offering the chance for 10 lucky applicants to scroll through puppy pictures - and get paid for it.

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Raw dog food company ProDog Raw is conducting a study to test whether dogs on social media can alleviate people's stress levels.

Looking at puppies may ease our stress (Credit: Unsplash)
Looking at puppies may ease our stress (Credit: Unsplash)

The 10 successful applicants will wear a heart rate monitor whilst going about their normal daily activities, with the exception of taking hourly breaks to look at a series of pre-prepared dog images. The heart rate data will then be collected and analysed by a doctor to identify any key findings.

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And the best part, apart from the adorable puppy snaps, of course? Those involved will be paid £20 an hour for the day-long study.

Not bad for a hard day's work!

There are some caveats to the study, if you're thinking about applying. To get reliable and accurate readings, ProDogRaw is requiring the participants to have no underlying health conditions which may affect their heart rate including high blood pressure or Arrhythmia.

Those who take part in the puppy study can get paid £20 an hour (Credit: Unsplash)
Those who take part in the puppy study can get paid £20 an hour (Credit: Unsplash)
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All applicants must have desk based jobs where no manual work or activities are required which may increase their heart rates. No additional skills are required for the study, however applicants must be aged 18 to 60 years old, use social media and have access to a device with internet.

Heidi Maskelyne, founder of ProDog Raw said of the study: "We as a nation love to share pictures and videos of our four-legged friends, and it turns out we love to see and interact with them too.

The study is being conducted by a raw dog food company (Credit: Unsplash)
The study is being conducted by a raw dog food company (Credit: Unsplash)

"It is scientifically proven that our pets can relieve stress, but there's not much research on whether simply looking at a picture of a dog can help calm a person's mood. We saw this as a big opportunity to shed some light on the subject and are really excited to see the results, especially when so many people are struggling during these difficult times.

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"If you are interested in taking a couple of minutes here and there out of your day to look at puppy pictures and get paid to do so, please apply!"

This could very well be your dream vocation (Credit: Unsplash)
This could very well be your dream vocation (Credit: Unsplash)

The study comes after a recent survey of 1,402 members of the public discovered that the majority (73 per cent) of Brits prefer to see a picture of a dog or cat than someone's selfie on their social media timelines. In fact, two thirds (64 per cent) of participants ProDog Raw polled said they are more likely to engage with an animal post than a human one on social media.

Think you're the top dog for this job? You can apply for the role here.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Dog, Life News, Animals, Dogs, Puppies

Kimberley Bond
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