Dogs show love to humans in other ways than hugs and smiles. Dogs can show you love by leaning on you, bringing you toys, or carrying your belongings. Dogs express their feelings in a variety of ways, from the subtle to the obvious, so it can be difficult to tell which is a good word or a bad word.
You can tell if your dog likes you by looking for these 10 common signs of affection.
Holding Eye Contact
If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, is in danger, or threatens you, would you take it seriously? Of course not! Permanent long eyelashes are only for those who like you, trust, and feel comfortable. So it is with dogs. Maintaining eye contact is not only a useful tool when training your dog, it can also help you create a deeper bond. In fact, when your dog looks at you, his brain releases oxytocin. Known as the “love hormone”, oxytocin is a hormone that mothers’ brains release when they bond with their babies. The key is to maintain eye contact while playing or socializing. If you force your dog to look, he will likely become uncomfortable and look away.
Leaning Against You
Just like eye contact, you shouldn’t lean on someone you don’t know or trust, and neither should your dog.
Whether you are sitting on the floor or on the sofa, if your dog leans on you, it means that he feels safe, secure and completely relaxed. Sometimes dogs lean on their humans when they are scared or worried, but that means they see you as their protector.
Sleeping in Your Bedroom
If you don’t let your dog sleep in your bed, but he still likes to sleep in your room, he really loves you. Why? Wanting to stay close to you while you sleep shows that he is totally loyal and doesn’t want to be separated from the pack. (And if you’re not going to let him on the couch, why not invest in a nice dog bed?)
It’s Happy When You Get Home
Does your dog jump up and down, lick your hands and face, bring you his favorite toy, or even a little “fun” when you come home from work, school, school or shopping ? Yes, it’s great to see you! And, chances are, you’ll be happy to see your puppy, too.
It Carries Your Shoes and Stinky Socks Around
Dogs that are attached to their owners also love the smell of their owners and may raid your shoe pile or laundry basket for smelly socks, t-shirts, or even clothes. to do.
Stealing dirty shoes and clothes is not the best thing to do, especially if your dog likes to chew, but you can prevent inappropriate chewing by giving your dog lots of cute toys and it is a child’s toy.
It Checks up on You
Independent dogs may not always be by your side or attached to your leg, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love you. If your dog “checks” you from another room, on a walk, or in a new environment, he sees that you are close.
Seeking Physical Contact
Physical sensitivity can be important in your relationship with your dog. We’re not saying you should pick up your dog and give him a big hug. On the contrary, pets, hugs, bows, and maybe even gentle hugs are strong signs that you and your dog really bond.
It Pees When It Sees You
No, that’s not a sign that her potty training is backfiring. Dogs, especially puppies, can urinate a little when happy, but most dogs get out of this habit and can hold their urine when they are happy to see you.
It Brings You Its Favorite Toy
If your dog brings you his favorite toy, it does not mean that he wants to play, although the desire to play is also a key sign of puppy love. As the leader of your puppy pack, he gives you his most precious and beloved possession. Talk about honor, eh?
It Smiles at You
No, it’s not your idea! Some dogs actually learn to “smile” by pulling their lips back to reveal a big, wide, and symmetrical smile. Responding with a big smile and a happy voice will show your dog that you love him too.