We all know the signs of love from your dog, but how do you tell them you return the affection? Read on below to find out how.

Talk to your dog

First and foremost, talk with your dog. They are your best friend so show them that courtesy of discussing everything with them. Also, reading to dogs has been proven successful in calming anxious dogs in shelters.  Watch video below:

Be a good listener

How well do you know what your dog is telling you? Take the time to really listen to your dogs facial expressions and body language. The better you understand how your dog feels, the better you’ll be able to bond with them.

Look deep into their eyes

Dogs will give you a soft, lingering look when they want you to know that they love you. So go ahead and give them a soft, loving gaze right back. This will enhance your relationship the more often you do it.

Eyebrows for the Win

Dogs can read human emotions through our facial expressions. Dogs will raise their eyebrows when they are greeting or interacting with someone they love. Greet your dog with raised eyebrows and a relaxed smile on your face. This tells your dog how happy you are to be reunited.

Lean in

Have you ever wondered why dogs lean against you? I have noticed this again and again, especially in the larger breeds. It’s a sign of love and trust? So, go ahead and lean against your own dog. It’s a great way to show them you love and trust them as well.

Have a snooze with your Dog

Being vulnerable in sleep next to an animal is a big deal for them. Even if you don’t let your dog into your bed, an afternoon nap on the couch together will relax both you and your dog.

Walk together

Walks in nature are great for both humans and dogs. Doing it together is even better. When you share an activity with your pup, it builds trust, communication, and partnership. But remember, dogs thrive on routine and schedule, so a daily walk will help them understand how much you love and care.

Share a relaxing massage or groom session

Physical touch is a necessity for dogs. When you touch them, it will release endorphins in both the giver and receiver. Giving a soothing massage, gentle grooming session, or extended petting time will tell your dog in no uncertain terms how you feel.


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