How Your Dog Says “I Love You”

How Your Dog Says “I Love You”

We love our dogs and feel part of the family. But what do they feel towards us?


It is well known that, of all living beings, dogs are the most faithful and unconditional. We list the 10 main behaviors that your dog has to tell you that he loves you:
1.    It receives you with a lot of emotion when you get home

Of all the forms of demonstration of love, this is one of the easiest to perceive. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been out for an hour or a week, if your dog is moving towards you by moving its tail, it’s that it has missed you. Although sometimes, if the dog is a puppy or very old it can even escape a little pee the excitement of seeing you again. But do not worry if you see that your dog does not jump and does not bark: you do not need great extravagances for your dog to show you that he loves you!
2.    Sleep in your room

One way dogs have to show their affection is to want to sleep with you. This is a test of loyalty since, like wolves, dogs tend to sleep together because they do not want to separate from the pack. Naturally, your dog wants to sleep next to his best friend!
3.    Brings you your favorite toy

If your dog brings you his favorite toy, he not only wants to play but, considering you as leader of the pack, offers you his most precious possession and thinks that you will like him as much as he does.

4.    Follow you throughout the house

It is one of the ways he has to socialize and show you that he cannot be without you. Although humans are social beings too, sometimes we need time alone. But dogs do not have this feeling, and so following you everywhere means that wherever you are, he also wants to be.
5.    Snuggles with you after eating

If your dog approaches you after eating it is a sign of trust. Dogs tend to be very territorial with their food and think that someone can steal it, so if they feel relaxed in this situation, they feel safe with you.

6.    Smile, yes, your dog smiles!

If you’ve ever had the feeling that your dog was smiling, it’s what it seems. A dog’s smile is a sign of love and affection.
7.    Lick your face or your feet

If your dog gives you a lick, he is looking for your contact and uses it to give him pampering. Affection demonstrates that he learned from his mother since he cleans and cares for them when they are puppies. A lick can be properly interpreted as a dog kiss!
8.    Know when you are sad or sick

Did you know that dogs can perceive human pain?
When you are not well, either physically or emotionally, your dog perceives it and demonstrates it by staying by your side and leaning on you to show your love. This is another instinctive gesture, since being social animals, the sense of care of the pack is a priority.
9.    Bites you, … softly!

Many times we see the bites of our dogs as problematic, but when they bite passively, without aggressiveness, they are showing affection. It is something they learned from their mother as a sense of care and protection.
10.    He bends over you

Some people get upset when a dog relies on them, but it is a way of showing affection and giving or asking for attention. When he leans on you, caress him or play a little with him, he will know that the feeling of love is mutual.
Regardless of how your dog shows you that he loves you, you can be sure that if you take care of him with love, offering him a good quality of life, stimulating games and protecting him from what may put his health at risk, he will be a faithful companion for all the lifetime. We suggest you take a look at our section on how to care for and protect your dog from internal and external parasites.

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