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Canine love language. Unveiling signs your dog may love you back

Dogs are capable of showing emotions.
Dogs are capable of showing emotions.
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6:01 PM EST, January 19, 2024

Dogs are special for reasons beyond their loyalty and devotion. We endow them with a unique emotion - pure, unconditional love. But do they feel the same way about us? Dogs communicate their feelings through specific signals that we can learn to understand.

Signs That Your Dog Loves You

Dogs are innately loyal and grateful creatures. They don’t judge us by our appearances or financial status. They appreciate us for who we are. But how can we know if they love us? While dogs can't communicate their feelings in words, they show their love through actions. Observing your dog's behavior will yield these signs.

A loving and devoted dog will always want to spend time with us. If your dog accompanies you in every activity, like cleaning, cooking, working, or sleeping, it implies that they feel safe and comfortable with you. This is not the only sign of a dog's affection. Although eye contact might cause discomfort in some animals, a dog who loves you will look deeply into your eyes.

As for the tail wagging? It's a clear sign of a happy dog. When a dog wags its tail upon seeing us or hearing our voice, it's a strong indication that we are special to them.

If Your Dog Brings You Toys and Bounces Around, Don't Be Upset

Does your dog often run up to you with his toys? He's inviting you to play because he sees you as his best friend. Don't get upset or ignore him - throw his toy instead. This act will make him extremely happy. Remember, dogs only show this kind of playful behavior with people they like.

Some dogs express their affection by licking, which is akin to a "kiss" in their language. They are showing their friendliness and affection, which is why some dogs tend to lick faces. Although not the most hygienic, it's a sign of their love.

There may be times when our beloved pet doesn’t behave as we’d prefer. They may chew on remote controls, shoes, pillows, and clothes, but this isn't done out of malice. They're actually latching on to our scent, and their chewing may be a way to deal with frustration related to our absence at home. As you can see, dogs show us their love far more often than we might realize.

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