Team USA + Milk-Bone®

Dogs are man's best friend. For Team USA athletes, that bond is so much more.

The United States Olympic Committee and Milk-Bone® have partnered to give an inside look at the role dogs play in supporting the Olympic dreams of their humans. From companions on long training runs to a source of love and joy even on the toughest of days, athletes credit their pups with keeping them grounded and clear-headed.

The series spends time with four athletes and their furry friends: cross-country skier Jessie Diggins and her dog Leo, snowboarder Hailey Langland and her dog Denver, and ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani and their dogs Lily and Po. Check out these stories and see how dogs inspire them to be more.

Fans can also submit photos of their own #TeamUSAPups for the chance to win a Team USA and Milk-Bone® prize.

Dogs Make Athletes More Relaxed, More Mindful And More Successful | Team USA And Milkbone