7 tips to learn how to tell if your dog loves you.
Have you ever wondered how to tell if your dog loves you? You love your dog, but how do you tell if the feelings are reciprocated? You bring them into your home and get to have a ton of fun with them. They are loyal, funny, and cuddly, they can brighten just about any room. They are the perfect walking buddy and are always up for a cruise around town.
There are lots of reasons why we love our pups but it can be a bit of a challenge to find out how our canine friends feel about us. This list will help bring the fur-mance into clear view.
According to Vetstreet, eye contact between two dogs could lead to trouble, as it may be a sign of aggression. But when dogs stare at their favorite human it’s a sign of respect and love. The key is how much of the whites can be seen in your dog’s eyes. No white means a very comfortable pup.
A swishing tail is always a sign of a happy dog, right? Nope, not always. iHeartDogs tells us that a wagging tail is a sign of your dog’s affection but it’s also important to keep their body language in mind. If their muscles are tense and their tail is wagging it might mean that they are annoyed, angry, or upset. Relaxed muscles on your dog mean they can wag their tail more easily and it confirms their affection toward us as their owners.
Does your pooch yawn when you do? From a study discussed by Live Science, we learn that this can be a sign of empathy as they are more likely to do this with their owners rather than with strangers. This is considered to be a sign of affection.
A snuggly pup is what dreams are made of, not only is it pleasant and relaxing it is a sign that you’re getting along great with your fur friend. They can sleep just about anywhere and they have chosen to cuddle up next to you, they know you are safe and will protect them.
No matter how hard of a day you had nothing can bring a smile to your face faster than seeing your favorite pup running at you full tilt with a big grin on their face! It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this enthusiastic welcome is love being demonstrated in a big way.
Leaning Against You
What does it mean when your dog leans against you? Per Canidae, this may be due to your fur friend feeling anxious, needing comfort and security, or is looking to cuddle. This is a way for them to show their love and helps your dog feel safe and secure.
Stealing Your Clothes
Just like a sibling, dogs will steal your clothes, and just like siblings end up ruining them. But why do they do this? According to Puppy Leaks, this behavior while annoying is a sign of affection and adoration. Dogs live through their noses so when they find their favorite person’s smell they want to keep it with them.
Credits to Alli Hoff Kosik