Have you ever noticed that you can now understand what your pup is trying to communicate? You may have form a strong bond that makes it easy for your pet to tell you what it needs and wants. You know that it shows signs your dog loves you?
Dogs make effort to keep in touch with their owners from time to time. But unless you’re observant and appreciate their actions, you might not notice their pleas or expression of excitement.
Yet with only a little aptitude, you can read the small hints that indicate your dog loves you.
1 Looking intently into your eyes
Human-to-human, eye contact is considered a positive thing. When someone looks you directly in the eye, you can tell they are engaged and interested in what you have to say. Per Vetstreet, canines don’t perceive eye contact the same way within the species (other dogs might actually find it aggressive), but they do stare at their favorite humans as a sign of love and respect. When you can’t see the whites of your dog’s eyes, it means they’re especially comfortable in your presence.
2 Tail Wagging
Many times when a dog wags her tail, we often interpret that as a sign of joy, which is correct, but is not always the case. At times tail wagging is a way to show different emotions – joy, tension, fear or even a looming attack.
In general, if the wagging is relaxed, then the dog is at ease. When the pup is overwhelmed with joy, both her tail and butt sweeps in circles or swings back and forth in a friendly manner.
We think that yawning being contagious is limited to people. But remember that dogs read human character, and sometimes they yawn when you yawn.
A study found that humans echo each other’s yawn simply because they are empathetic. On the other hand, a pooch yawns with you because he/she has a connection with you.
The study also observed that dogs are more likely to yawn simultaneously with their owners than with an unfamiliar person.
4 Lifting Their Eyebrows
Stop watching to see if your dog’s tail is wagging and pay more attention to their facial expressions! In a study in Japan, dogs immediately lifted their eyebrows (especially their left one) when they saw their owners. Those cute eyebrow wiggles are more than just, well, cute. They’re a sign that your pup is happy to see you! And why wouldn’t it be?
A good canine cuddle is the stuff that dreams are made of, but actually it’s so much more than that! Per Vetstreet, you should feel really good about your relationship with your pup when they curl up with you. After all, they could choose to cuddle up and sleep anywhere, and they chose to be with you!
6 Big Welcomes
Whether you’ve been away from home for 10 minutes or 10 days, your pooch freaks out — in a good way! — when you walk through the door. It should hardly come as a surprise that this kind of enthusiastic welcome is a demonstration of love, but Rover’s Daily Treat confirms it.
7 Having fun and roughhousing with you
On a delightful day, dogs can get very playful, high-spirited and may even try to wrestle you.
This is your dog’s way of telling you that you are his/her friend and invites you to play a game. Don’t hesitate to do so. A little fun is certainly safe and usually shows the onset of more games moving forward. Also, it’s a good way to keep your relationship strong!
If your dog wants to roughhouse, don’t deny them the chance. It’s how they play and how they show their friendly.
Roughhousing is not only healthy, but also an essential way to help develop a dog’s social habits. Just be careful that it doesn’t get too rough. Train your dog to avoid barking or biting during roughhousing so you don’t get hurt.