Anyone that has been sometime around a dog can tell you that they are intelligent creatures with complex lives. The fact of the matter is that dogs are capable of displaying emotions. This has left many dog owners to wonder if their dog loves them or not. If a dog is capable of feeling love, then how exactly do they show it? Well, the answer to that question is pretty simple. Dogs will display their love for their owners in a variety of ways.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common ways that your dog will display love. Once you are familiar with these, then they should not be too difficult for you to spot. You will probably be surprised by how many of these were dog has already been doing. So let’s go ahead and get started with the list now. Here are the most important things to look for if you want to know whether your dog loves you or not.
Since dogs are unable to speak a language, the way that humans are they communicate nonverbally. For a dog, this is very natural, while for a human, it may be a little more difficult to decipher. Once you know what it is that you are looking for, it gets much easier to find. Familiarize yourself with this list so that you are knowledgeable. This will make it so that you can tell when your dog is showing you love next time.
Your Puppy Always Wants To Play With You
Many people might assume that dogs just want to play all of the time. This is only partially true. Some dogs will play with just about anyone. However, other dogs will not play with anyone other than their owner. If your dog always wants to play when you get home, then this is a sign that they truly love you.
Puppy Follows You Very Closely
Another easy way to tell if your dog loves you or not is to look and see how closely they walk behind you. If they are more or less right on your feet anytime you are around, that’s a good sign. If a dog does not love you, then they will not follow you. They will do the opposite. If a dog does not love you, then they will run away from you at the sight of you.
You Seem To Be Their Favorite Napping Spot
Physical contact is the language of love that communicates most easily between species. If your dog is always trying to get you to pet them, they probably love you. Another easily discernible sign is if your dog always tries to take naps on you. This means that they feel comfortable enough to go to sleep right on top of you. If they are comfortable enough to do this, then it is a good bet that they are in love with you.
Your Puppy’s Body Language Tells You That They Are Happy When You Are Around
Dogs can communicate whether they feel good or bad pretty easily. Just think about how they hold their tails. If a dog loves you, then they will be shaking their tail back and forth vigorously anytime that they see you. If, on the other hand, they cower and hold their tail between their legs, then they are either afraid of you or dislike you.
Your Puppy May Start To Groom You More Often
While dogs may not kiss the same way that humans do, they will still Groom you if they love you. Your dog may start to try and lick you pretty often if they feel that they love you. This is a sign of affection that is leftover from when they were pack animals. They will not lick something that they do not love or want to eat.
They Get Very Excited When You Get Home From Work At The End Of The Day
When you get home at the end of the day, how does your dog react? Does your dog run up to you and greet you or do they run away and hide? If your dog comes to greet you and ask excitedly, then they love you. If your dog is running away from you, then you probably have some work to do. When your dog gets excited, they may even start to bark at you when you get home. This does not mean that they are angry if their body language shows otherwise. They are just happy that you are home and are so excited they cannot control themselves.
Your Puppy Is Comfortable Maintaining Eye Contact With You
Eye contact is almost universally seen as a sign of dominance between all species. The same can be said of dogs as well. If a dog does not feel comfortable around someone, then they will avoid eye contact with that person. If your dog can remain comfortable while staring you in the eyes, then they probably love you. They would not be able to do this unless they felt incredibly comfortable with you. Most of the time, the only way that a dog would feel this comfortable is if they love their owner. So the next time that you catch your dog staring at you take it as a sign of affection.
They May Try To Bring You A Gift Or Their Favorite Toy
In much the same way that a human might, dogs will occasionally try to bring gifts to people that they love. If you are sitting at home and your dog seems to constantly bring you dead animals or even their favorite toy, it could be a gift. Your dog could be trying to give you something to tell you that they appreciate everything that you do for them.