15 Ways Your Dog Says ‘I Love You’ According To Veterinarians

15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

8. They always want to sleep next to you.

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15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

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. They can’t contain their happiness when you come back home.

15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians
15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

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. They would jump up and down, lick your face, feet, and hands, or simply “pee in excitement. Yeah, that’s how much your dog loves it when they see you back home!

10. They steal your clothes so that they can smell your scent.

15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians
15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

Dogs love the scents of their owners and that is why they try to raid your shoes, socks and clothes pile to carry around with them. Your scent is very familiar to them, and it gives them happiness. So, they try to experience it whenever they can. The next time you see your pooch running around the house with your clothes or shoes, don’t scold them. Rather give them a tight hug.

11. They love the sound of your voice.

15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians
15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

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 and run to you.

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12. They guard you whenever they can.

15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians
15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

Not many people might know this, but when your dog loves you and is devoted to you, they will guard you when you eat. Their inherent protective instincts make them want to keep the ones they love, safe. They consider you to be a part of their pack, and that is why they feel the need to protect you when you eat or relax. This is just one of the many ways they try to show you the love they feel for you.

13. They rub and brush their faces on you.

15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians
15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

Many dogs show their owners that they love them by brushing and rubbing their faces on them. It’s one of the common ways of showing affection, and marking you as theirs. Rubbing their face on you shows the vulnerability and trust they have in you. But of course, if you see them rubbing their faces on every surface, then you should consult a doctor for any possible infections.

14. They try to comfort you when you are upset.

15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians
15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

If your dog can sense your pain and hurt, then it’s a sure shot sign that they absolutely love you. Have you ever cried, and your dog has come up to you and tried to lick your tears away? That’s how they show they love you. Dogs can innately sense when their owners need some comfort and support, and they try to make you feel better by resting their head on your lap, lick your face, or simply try to be close to you.

15. They bring stuff to you that need to be ‘fixed’.

15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians
15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

When your dog brings to you their broken and torn toys, that means they trust you to fix them. Dogs don’t do this for just anyone, as they are very possessive about their stuff, so if they are doing it for you, it means they love you. They have faith in you and in your intelligence to fix their favorite things for them. For example, if they destroy their favorite toy, they will bring it to you, put it in front of you and whine for you to make it right.

Now you know how a dog behaves and what they do when they love you. Your dog will always love you more than anything, and make sure that you also do the same. Now go and give some much-needed cuddles to your four-legged furry friend!


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