There’s no doubt about it, you love and care for your dog just like a member of your family. If you’re pretty sure that Fido loves you too, you’re right! Below are three ways dogs show how much they care:
1. They make eye contact.
In the canine world, direct eye contact with another dog is typically interpreted as an intimidating or aggressive act. But when it comes to a dog’s human family, eye contact can mean something entirely different. If your dog’s body language is relaxed and he gazes in your direction, chances are his stare is a content one and you should gladly accept it as an act of affection.
2. They react happily to your voice.
It’s a great feeling when you call out your canine companion’s name and he comes joyfully running in your direction. A little praise from their favorite person is probably one of a dog’s favorite things, and don’t take that lightly.
3. They want to be close to you.
Whether your dog loves to snuggle up on the couch, leans up against you, or sleeps with his head on your feet, wanting to be close to their human is a common canine trait. When your dog has the choice between his own comfy bed and staying near you, don’t look at it as anything less than an act of love when he snuggles up close.
Spending quality time with your dog each and every day, whether it be going on a walk or working on some training, will ensure your bond continues to get stronger!