Dogs are known for their unwavering loyalty and unconditional love. As pet owners, it’s only natural to wonder if our furry companions feel the same affection towards us. While some dogs’ affection can be obvious, let’s discuss some other indicators that affirm your dog’s deep bond and love for you.
Eye Contact and Facial Expressions
The power of eye contact is just as important for dogs as it is for humans. Dogs that maintain direct eye contact with their owners are shown to display a strong emotional connection. Likewise, gentle blinking or a raised eyebrow can be subtle yet heartwarming displays of affection and interest in you.
Excitement and Eager Greetings
This one is probably obvious! Does your dog go into a frenzy of excitement when you come home? Their exuberant greetings, with jumping, spinning, and wagging, are clear indications of their excitement to see you. No matter how long you’ve been away, their uncontainable joy reinforces the special bond you share.
Physical Contact and Affection
Dogs are tactile creatures, and physical touch is a powerful way for them to communicate love. Does your dog love snuggling up next to you on the couch or curling up in your lap? Or even laying at your feet so they are close… but not too close? Depending on your pup’s personality, both of these moments are their way of seeking comfort, security, and expressing their affection for you.
Attention and Aligned Behavior
A dog that loves you will pay attention to your every move and eagerly follow your lead. They display a willingness to please and seek your approval. Notice if your dog mirrors your behavior, such as sitting when you sit or copying your movements. This mimicry is a sign of their bond and desire to be in sync.
Tail Wagging and Body Language
A wagging tail is the quintessential expression of joy in dogs. A relaxed, wide wag accompanied by a relaxed body and wiggling rear end indicates genuine happiness and love, whereas a slower wag might be a sign of them wanting something or getting ready to play.
At Waggin’ Train, we say Tails Don’t Lie™! A wagging tail is a sign your pup is happy, excited, and in a good mood. We’ve crafted complete protein treats with simple ingredients to help feed the bond between you and your dog, so they get an indulgent treat and you feel good about giving them something made with love.