Do you ever find yourself wondering if your dog loves you? The ways that dogs show love aren’t always what we’d expect. Rather than cuddling with you, some dogs need their space, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love you. Here are four signs that your dog definitely loves you.
Your Dog Trusts You
If you’ve won a dog’s trust, you’ve likely won his heart, too. A dog who trusts you loves you and is willing to do just about anything for you. You can only earn your dog’s trust through time, patience, and developing a history with your dog, so if you don’t yet have your dog’s full trust, give it time.
Your Dog Greets You When You Get Home
Isn’t it a great feeling when your dog enthusiastically greets you at the door when you get home from work? Greeting you with happiness is one way that your dog shows you that he loves you. It shows you that your dog truly enjoys your company, and that you’re a positive factor in his life. This can be particularly meaningful if your dog is the type who is slow to come around to other people. A dog who gets excited when you come home knows that you’re “his” person.
Your Dog Reacts Happily at the Sound of Your Voice
Does your dog jump up or turn to look at you when you speak? Dogs have sensitive hearing and can recognize individual voices, especially yours. The fact that your dog reacts happily to the sound of your voice shows that he loves you. You may find that your dog’s attention is almost always on you when you’re talking, no matter whether you’re talking to your dog or to another person in the room. You’ll also find that it often doesn’t matter what you’re saying – your dog is happy to listen to you.
Your Dog Is Interested in What You Are Doing
If your dog frequently shows an interest in what you are doing, then chances are he loves you. While it can be frustrating to try to do work or chores with your dog always getting in the way of things, it’s actually your dog’s way of showing that he loves you and wants to be involved in what you’re doing. The same is true of when your dog follows you around the house or just wants to be near you; he’s showing you that you’re his favorite person.
What other ways does your dog show you that he loves you?