A new Harris/Decima study showed more than half of Canadian pet owners believe their pets are more reliable than people.

Psychotherapist, speaker and educator who specialized in the animal-human relationship Shiri Joshua isn’t surprised by the outcome.

“They’re very good listeners in fact 90 per cent of people according to this Purina study talk to their pets and even one quarter of them tell them their secrets.”

The study also showed that the majority of Canadian pet owners say their neighbours talk to them more when they’re with their pet.