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You know it in your heart that you love your dog.
However, how do you know that your dog also loves you? Thankfully, there are plenty of ways. You just need to recognize them as their way of show love and affection. To help you know how your pooch shows some love, here are some of the most common ways.
They Lick You
If your dog’s licking your hands, legs, and face, it is a way for him to say, “I love you.” Licking is an intimate action for dogs and they only do it on people (and dogs) they really like. Licking is also part of grooming for dogs and if he is trying to “groom” you, it’s a gesture of intimacy for him.
They Wag Their Tails
When your dog wags his tail in a relaxed and energetic way, it means he is not just happy, but also in love with you. He is happy to see you and would like to make you feel how special you are in his presence.
They Follow You Around
The more your dog loves you, the more they want to be around you. They feel sad whenever you are away and they feel happy when you’re back. That’s why when you’re present, they try to maximize their time with you by following you around. It’s a way for them to show how devoted they are to you.
They Jump On You
While it is true that most owners would consider jumping as undesirable behavior, it is actually a sign of love for your dog. When they see you, they wanted to get close as much as possible. They wanted to get near you and lick your face or even hug you.
They Sleep Next To You
Dogs love to be with you even at sleep. Some owners allow their dogs to hop on their beds or anywhere near them. Wherever your dog might be sleeping, if he loves to sleep near you, then it’s a sure sign of love and affection.
They Comfort You
Dogs have this special ability to comfort you whenever you’re sad, sick, and lonely. They will sit or lie beside you. They also try to lean on you or nudge their nose to you. When they know you need a company, they simply want to be present, letting you know that they are there for you.
They Roll Onto Their Back
Have you seen a dog that rolls over on their back as you approach them? That’s a way for your dog to say “I love you.” It’s his invitation for you to rub his belly.
While you may think that dogs allow you to rub their belly because they like it, they may also think that you like doing it to them. So, for them, it’s a symbiotic relationship where both you and your dog feel good about belly rub, which can be considered as a perfect way to feel loved.
Your dog loves you and he shows it in different ways. Love is a universal language and even if it is your dog who is trying to show love, I’m sure you’ll simply understand it. When your dog shows love, show love as well. That’s the best way you cherish each other and even grow more in love and affection.