Here are some signs that say your dog loves you and you might not know.
Your pup is the most loyal, fierce and adorable companion you could get!
You can’t wait to get back to your home to cuddle with your Pooch but do you ever wonder if your sweetheart loves you back.
Dogs show their emotions in a variety of ways –from subtle to super obvious and you would know in your gut if they love you.
If you have a hard time decoding their unconditional love for you, I have compiled a list of 10 signs backed by science that show that your pup loves you back as much as you love them.
1) Eye Contact
Just like humans maintain longer eye contact with people they love and admire, pups also maintain eye contact with you when they like you.
When Dogs look into your eyes, it releases Oxytocin in their brain, Oxytocin (aka the love hormone), is the same hormone that mother’s brain releases when they are bonding with their newborn babies so that explains the longer eye contact you have with your pup and deep bonding you share with them.
2) Smiles at You
No, it is not a figment of your imagination. Dogs actually smile at you. A Dog’s open and relaxed mouth or smile- is an indicator that he or she is smiling at you and expressing affection.
3) Wants to cuddle and snuggle with you!
Dogs love to cuddle and snuggle up with you to show their love and affection towards you. They would grasp any opportunity to lean against you or put their head on your feet or sit on your lap to spend some quality time with you.
4) Checks on you when you’re not around
Your sweetheart would check up on you when he or she will not see you around for long. They will long to be with you and will try to be as close as possible whether they are at home, or in parks or any new environments.
5) Loves your body scent
It is scientifically proven that your scent activates the reward center of your dog’s brain also known as caudate nucleus. This is a clear sign of the immense love and affection that your dog feels for you.
6) Brings their favorite toy to you
Every pet has a favorite toy. It is what they adore the most and are most possessive about. When they bring their favorite toy to you, it is a sign of the special place you hold in their heart.
7) Wags his tail looking at you
Tail wagging is a sign of a happy and relaxed dog. A lot of vets suggest that if your dog wags his tail more to the right side of his rear when he sees you, it could be a sign of his love and affection as well.
8) Sleeping next to you
A dog will want to sleep next to you only when he/she feels safe and comfortable with you. If your pup insists on sleeping next to you or at least in your bedroom, it is a clear sign he/she has all hearts for you.
9) Gives you a big welcome when you get back home
No matter whether you have been away from home for 10 minutes or 10 days, your dog will always greet you with a big enthusiastic welcome as soon as you get back home. He/she would jump up and down; lick your face, feet, and hands or simply “pee in excitement. Yeah, that’s how much your dog loves to see you back home!
10) Stealing your clothes.
Dogs love the scents of their owners and they would raid your shoes, socks and clothes pile to carry them around with them.
11) Reacts positively to your voice
Your dog loves the sound of his name more so when he hears it in your voice. You can watch their expressions change every time you call their name; they would literally drop anything they are doing to run to you.