Understanding Your Dog’s Love Language

By Martin B

It is no secret that pets hold a special place in our hearts, and we often desire to receive the same love and affection in return. However, it can be difficult to tell if our dogs truly adore us, particularly for new pet owners.

Fortunately, Dr. Vanessa Spano, a veterinarian at Behavior Vets in New York City, has shared some insights into how dogs show their love and affection.

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A dog’s body language is critical in communicating with humans, and a relaxed or wiggly body is a clear sign of comfort and positivity. Other signs include soft, forward ears and rounded eyes.

Interestingly, dogs that are in love often raise their eyebrows upon spotting their caregivers. A study revealed that dogs raised their eyebrows when they saw their owners but did not react the same way when strangers walked into the room.

Dogs also seek attention from their owners as a sign of affection. They may bring their favorite toys, and they may even initiate a play bow to show their love. When a dog leans against its owner, it may be an indication of anxiety or a desire for protection.

Regardless of the reason, it still signifies a sense of trust and safety towards the owner.

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However, it’s worth noting that some actions may confuse humans, such as tail wagging or exposed bellies. While tail wagging typically signifies arousal, it doesn’t always mean the animal is joyful. Similarly, a dog showing its belly may indicate fear or a desire for belly rubs.

It takes time to understand each dog’s behaviors and moods, and building a deeper understanding of your pet’s personality is vital to strengthening the bond between you.