Your dog is your one genuine and faithful buddy, thus it is only natural that you would hold them in the highest regard. More time spent with your dog means a deeper understanding of their character. In addition, canines, like people, exhibit love in a wide variety of ways. We’ve learned a lot about the canine mind and heart over the years, and that’s helped us bond with our furry companions on a deeper level.
Dogs are multidimensional beings, capable of picking up on a person’s vibe and reacting accordingly. Canines, like their human masters, are equipped with the same five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Their sense of smell, for example, is more than 10,000 times stronger than that of a human.
All of this has a role in how they interact with other people, including dog lovers. The love of animals is a dead giveaway to dogs, it’s true. Many claim they have a sixth sense for determining whether or not a person is a friend or foe just by smelling them.
How to Tell If a Dog Loves You
Some dogs may show their appreciation for your animal-loving ways via a combination of specific behaviors. Although every dog is unique, if you look out for a few telltale signs, they should be able to tell that you are a dog person.
Slow down and let a strange dog smell you out before you rush to pet it or pet it in any way. This is true whether you’re meeting the dog in a public setting or at a friend’s home. You don’t want to frighten away the dog since it is shy and takes time to warm up to new people.
Put out your hand so they can touch and smell it and receive a first impression of who you are. They have a highly developed sense of smell and should be able to discern that you are not a threat and simply wish to offer them belly rubs and plenty of affection.
If your dog knows you’re an animal lover, they’ll likely do a few things: wag their tail, put their tongue out, give you plenty of sloppy kisses, and stay close by your side. All dogs are unique, and your dog may express his or her affection for you in somewhat different ways, but here are some frequent behaviors.