Don't stare too long at someone who makes you feel bad. Keeping normal eye contact with your dog, on the other hand, can strengthen your bond because it makes oxytocin.
Dogs feel safe and comfortable when they lean against you. It's a sign of trust and protection seeking.
Dogs who want to sleep in their owner's bedroom but not on their bed show love and a desire to be close. Get them a soft bed to sleep on.
When the dog sees you again, it jumps, licks, brings you a toy, and pees a little. I'm glad to see you, and the same goes for you.
Dogs that are independent may not always be by your side, but they still love you. If they check in from another room, on a walk, or in a new place, they are making sure they are close to you.
To have a strong bond with your dog, you need to show him or her love. Cuddles, pets, leans, and gentle hugs are all ways to show that you care and make the connection stronger.
Puppies often urinate when they are excited, but this is not a sign that they need to go to the bathroom again. Most dogs grow out of it and can hold their pee when they are happy to see you.
When your dog brings you its favorite toy, it's not just because it wants to play. It's also a sign that it sees you as the pack leader and wants to give you its most prized property.
Nope, you're not making it up! Some dogs learn to "smile" by pulling back their lips and showing a big, toothy grin. Replying with a big smile and a happy voice will show your dog that you love it, too.
Dogs like the smell of their owners and may go through their shoes or clothes to find smelly things. To stop people from biting, give them chew toys that are fun or safe.