People have been reading emotions in their dogs for years. Tail fin tails tell us that our Dog is open to interaction, and their persuasive side means they want attention or something sweet. The way dogs develop human feelings and behavior has always been a subject of scientific research. Studies have shown that dogs have the same brain structures that generate emotions in humans, and there are different ways that our dogs show us their love.
Here at BuzzFeel, we have studied the ways in which dogs demonstrate their love and affection and we can’t wait to share this info with you!
1. Bringing you their toys.
When your dog brings you his favorite toy, you can be sure that the love your pet has for you is strong and unconditional. Dogs are very possessive with their toys, bones, and other ways of chewing and would normally protect them from others. So if your dog proudly offers you his toy or bone and even encourages you to take it, it means that your pet trusts you, loves you and feels safe when you are around.
2. Gazing into your eyes.
3. Yawning when you yawn.
Recent studies have shown that dogs, just like humans, yawn contagiously and dogs that have close ties to their owners yawn together with them. Since yawning in humans is closely related to empathy, some researchers believe that this could also be the case in dogs. While scientists are trying to explain this phenomenon, you can do a simple test to see if your dog really loves you, just yawn and see what happens!
4. Sleeping with you.
5. Wagging their tails.
While there is controversy about whether dogs like to be hugged or not, scientists believe that dogs love to be cuddled. By cuddling, dogs strengthen their bond with people and show their affection. The physical proximity to the owner is also a way for dogs to feel comfortable and safe.
8. Letting you touch its head.
Another sign that proves your dog’s love and loyalty is when he touches your head, closes his eyes, and enjoys the process. Generally, dogs do not like to be patted on the head and some of them may even perceive it as a threat. So if your dog lets you do this, you are special to her.
9. Calmly watching you leave.
If your dog feels calm when you leave and patiently wait for you all day, it means that your pet trusts you and knows with certainty that you will come back. But if your dog is afraid when he leaves, if he barks or chews and scratches, there are ways to make the separation less stressful for your pet.
10. Going crazy when you come back!
Does your dog freak out when he sees you come back after a day at work? This is one of the most vivid signs of love and affection. Experiments have shown that reuniting with a loved one has an extremely positive effect on dogs, which increases their oxytocin levels, the social hormone, and decreases their cortisol levels, the stress hormone. When the owner finally comes back, the dog feels happy and safe.
In this article, we have told you about the most common ways that dogs demonstrate their love, but dogs, like humans, are very different. Take a closer look at your pet’s behavior and maybe you will notice how uniquely your dog says: “I love you!
Which of the points surprised you the most? Do you have any pets? Do they show you their love in any special way? Share your experiences in the comments!
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