Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. That’s not to say that our pups don’t enjoy receiving affection; they live for our love and approval! Try showing them your devotion in a language they can understand.
1. Gaze Deeply Into Their Eyes:
When your dog stares at you he is “hugging you with his eyes. Direct eye contact is still considered a challenge or threat in many situations. But with your own, trusted pet, try gazing into his eyes when the two of you are calmly relaxing.
2. Raise Your Eyebrows
Dogs raise their eyebrows – especially the left one – when greeted by their owners. Basically, the more facial activity you display when greeting your dog, the more they know they are loved. If you are able to raise one eyebrow then make it the left one. Your pup will really feel special!
3. Lean on Them
Not just figuratively, actually press your weight against your dog physically. Not to the point where he feels cornered (or crushed!) just a little to show that you trust him. This is something our pups do to display their affection for us that is often overlooked.
4. Let Them Sleep With You
Sleeping with a human is the ultimate display of love and trust our dogs can give because that is when they are at their most vulnerable.