Saying that you love someone is not the only way to show the love. Many times, your loved one can tell exactly what you feel towards them by just giving a simple look and nothing more. It is almost as if they can sense the love. When you consider this, is it really so hard to believe that dogs can sense that you love them? But how can we know?
Signs Your Dog Feels The Love
If you are for some reason ever doubtful of your four-legged friends love for you, check out these signs. Look out for that staring we went over earlier. This is basically your dog just admiring you and they probably won't stop. Another sign to look out for is that they will wag their tails. If you talk or even come near them, they are going to be so ecstatic and will get themselves into a frenzy.
After this, they may even start jumping, so you will want to watch out for that one so they don't knock you over with their love. Lastly, they may start licking. Not like they are cleaning themselves, we mean they will start licking you! In household pups, this is a sign of affection, so be sure to remember that the next time you refuse their kisses.
- Jumping up
- Wag tail
- Wanting to be around you
- Excited Behavior
The History of Dogs Understanding Our Love
Over time, they evolved into the domesticated pups we know and love today. Because of this, humans and dogs now have very easy and loving relationships.
As far as the history of dogs loving us goes, it probably began way back then, as soon as humans and pups started helping one another out. A bond was formed between two species, and that bond has carried us here into a time where more people own dogs than not and that is the reason that we crave their companionship and their pure love for us.
We accept this as a standard way of life now, but sometimes people still question if dogs can feel anything at all. While that may seem strange to us, some people are just not good at reading the signs.
The Science of Our Pups Knowing We Love Them
When it comes to love, it is actually a bit more scientific than we thought. There are certain chemicals that are activated when you start to feel love towards another being. With dogs, these feelings are not necessarily harder to convey. Dogs can sense your love towards them and will react to it as such. Dogs are simple creatures who just want to be loved.
You may find it interesting to note that dogs are some of the only animals that share the love hormone, "oxytocin" with us. This hormone is what bonds family members and partners together. When you stare into your dog's eyes, you both experience this hormonal release, drawing you closer together!
Training Your Dog to Understand Your Love
As you know, dogs are the worlds purest creatures and they just want to give love and receive it back. Here are some ways to ensure your dog fully understands your love for them.
This may seem simple, but one of the most important things to keeping your pup happy is to genuinely take care of them in the best sense possible. If you love your dog, you are going to do everything you possibly can for them. Even things like feeding them a treat when they've been good or taking them on walks after you have been gone to work all day have an effect.
These things may seem simple, but oftentimes people let the stresses of work spill over into playtime. This can affect your pup and make them feel not so welcomed or loved. Another great way to show your love is to brush your furry friend. This is important, especially with our long-haired friends because they need frequent brushing to stay nice and clean. If you just take 20 minutes out of each day to groom your pup, they will truly appreciate it and love you even more for it.
All of these different actions you take can really show your dog how you feel. They will be able to sense that you are taking care of them and that you really do love them.
How to React to Puppy Love:
Return the love that you are given. They need to feel that.
Be sure to give them positive reinforcement when they are good, but also be stern enough so they know when they have been bad. Give them love after the matter has passed.
Take them to the pet store to get a new toy every now and then!