Dogs are loyal and it’s pretty much impossible to be unhappy when they are around. These adorable furry babies are very much a part of the family. But has it crossed your mind that they love you us just as much as you love them? Our furry companions can’t express their feelings by speaking up to us. So we are often left wondering what their feelings about us are. There are many clues dogs give us to show how they feel –
1. They Love Sleeping With You
Dogs stay extremely close to the person they care the most about. Your dog follows you around the house and goes to the supermarket with you. Not only that, he snuggles with you into bed. This is how dogs also show their loyalty. By sticking to you like a tail, he ensures you that you are the most important person in their world.
2. They Will Go Any Length To Protect You
We are always protective of the ones we love. This behavior is found in dogs also. They get upset when anyone approaches you in an aggressive way. It’s their way of telling others that you are not alone. Obviously, you will have to teach your ‘loyal one’ to not to attack just anyone. All they are concerned about is because they want to keep you safe.
3. They Are Happy To See You
Dogs are overjoyed on seeing their owners, especially if the relationship is cordial. Your furry friend is extremely happy the moment it gets a whiff of you. To it, you are their pack leader. That is why they stay close to you at all times. Having you close to them, makes their day much better. You must have seen those Military Dads or Moms returning to their pooches who go crazy on seeing their owners back with them.
4. They Love Playing With You
That’s what dogs love the most! Dogs love playing with you as you are their best buddy. If your dog wants to play with you, then this is a clear indication that they love you. It comes as no surprise that they pester you for playing,”Go, fetch!” Dogs also love playing with other dogs, but that is okay. It is a healthy sign which tells that your dog is quite social.
5. They Love Cuddling With You
When it is time for cuddling, dogs head to their most favorite person. Not every dog likes to cuddle, but still, it is seen as a gesture of love. There are certain breeds which prefer to cuddle more than others. The closer your dog tries to get with you, the more they want you to be near them. Apart from the physical aspect of it all, there’s a bonding of hearts as well.
6. They Wag Their Tails On Seeing You
If you often notice that the tail of your dog is wagging loosely, and they are completely comfortable in your company, then it’s definitely a clue that your most loyal companion is happy to see their owner. It is so satisfying to see someone who is excited to see you coming home. Their tails moving swiftly to and fro is a clear sign of how much they have missed you.
7. They Lick You Most Of The Time
Your dog licking you could just be their way of showing their love for you. Dogs frequently show their affection for their owners by licking. Just like humans kiss each other, dogs lick to show how much they love you. Of course, dogs do it sloppily, but it is cute in its own way. That happens to be the best way, and it is important you don’t shun it. That’s because rejection could break your pet’s heart.
8. They Love Jumping In Your Lap
It’s one of the ways your dog might choose to express their feelings towards you. Most of the times, dogs have a hard time putting brakes on their emotions. They live in the moment and when they see you return after a long absence, they get overwhelmed and react in such a manner. While getting jumped upon may not be endurable all the time, it’s heartening to know that your companion reciprocates the love that you give it.
9. They Roll On Their Backs And Show Their Bellies
When dogs roll on their backs, then it is an indication of the comfort level they share with you. They show you their bellies and this means that they trust you completely. Their outer stomachs are super sensitive, and they also need a reassuring pat on their bellies. If they decide they want to show you their stomach, they adore you the most. These tummy rubs which they frequently ask for reassures them that they are safe in your hands.
10. They Turn To You If They Feel Scared
When dogs come across something that can scare them, then they would either protect their owners or find safety in their company. If your dog is showing signs of nervousness, then it might indicate the two things mentioned above. They place extreme faith in you during times of desperation. Don’t worry, when the right time comes, your dog will show that he has your back.
11. They Follow You Everywhere
A dog that loves it’s master follows him everywhere because a dog can’t stand being a moment away from them. They will follow you wherever you go. Obviously this could get a bit tiring for you after some time, but remember, you have got a faithful animal by your side. And this has been going for centuries, so you can’t just ask them to drop this habit.
12. The Mutual Feelings Of Love
The way your dog loves you is shows how strong the bond is. If you feel the same way your best friend does about you. You will be happy to know that those feelings are mutual.You are the most important thing in their lives and dogs make sure they convey the message to you. So, go ahead and give them the love that they deserve.