We call them man’s best friend for a good reason. Since ever, dogs and human beings shared special and very unique bonds. Even though, they’re not able to speak, these lovely creatures have some truly remarkable ways to show the love they carry for us.
Naturally, over the years there have been so many studies meant to examine the way dogs are trying to communicate with their human friends and some of the results are quite fascinating. These are some of the ways our furry friends tell ‘I love you!’
1. When your four-legged companion stares at you, he definitely loves you.
I am very sure all of you have experienced that, at leats once. It’s that moment when your dog approaches you, the put its head on your legs and starts “hugging you with his eyes,” as Brian Hare – a famous dog expert calls it.
2. Dogs rub their faces only on the people they adore
“It’s a common way to show affection,” Sara Ochoa, veterinarian and veterinary consultant for DogLab, told Insider. “By rubbing their face on you, your dog is marking you as theirs.”
3. Bringing a toy means more than you think
Dogs always bring toys to their human friends, especially those which are broken. That means they decide to share something that’s valuable for them with you, and on the other hand they show they trust you.
“Some dogs will show their affection for you and faith in your intelligence by bringing you items that need ‘fixing,'” Michelle L. Szydlowski, veterinary technician and an anthrozoology instructor at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, told Insider.
4. When your dog wants to sleep with you that means pure love
When a dog jumps on your bed and sleeps with it’s a way to show its loyalty. Sleeping with your dog can also improve your sleeping quality. “To have a purring cat or a well-behaved dog nearby may be very relaxing and conducive to sleep,” said Dr. Lois Krahn, a sleep medicine specialist.
5. Dogs show affection by herding their humans
“Herding is a way of showing affection for the ‘pack’,” Michelle L. Szydlowski said. “Some dogs will herd the wayward member back onto the sidewalk and safety.”
6. When a dog is guarding you while you eat, it show just how devoted it is
“A guarding dog might sit next to the table, facing away from you while you eat or stand immediately in front of another dog if you are sitting nearby,” said Szydlowski.
7. When they cuddle after you fed them is not just a ‘thank you’ for the meal, it also mean your their best buddy
8. Showing tongues and raising eyebrows
9. When they let you to teach their heads
You’re definitely its best friend and it is obviously it loves you the moment your dog close its eyes and let you to touch its head.
10. Going crazy when you get back home
If your dog freaks out every time you get back home that’s definitely a sign it misses you (and loves you). Their overjoyed upon reuniting with their owner is due to a spike of the oxytocin level – a social hormone.