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10 Interesting Ways Your Dog Says ‘I Love You’

One thing many dog lovers wish they had is the ability to understand what their furry friend is thinking or saying. This kind of ability would be very valuable to establishing a better connection with your pet.

For example, why does your dog bark at the door or hide when it’s thunder and lightening outside? All of these questions and more come across the mind.

Unfortunately, reality sets in and you quickly release you’re not a superhero or reader of dog minds. With that being said, here are 10 interesting ways your dog says I love you.

10 Interesting Ways Your Dog Says ‘I Love You’

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1. Acts foolish and silly

It’s usually a great indicator of how much love your dog shows by presenting a play bow and acting foolish and silly just to make you laugh.

2. Leaning next to you

Dogs love to have support and some form of security, so leaning on their owners gives them that satisfaction. Learning can be a sign of anx or just a symbol of affection.

3. Calmly watches you leave

Dogs have a tendency of following you to the door and calmly watching you leave. This usually means your dog loves and trusts you and is confident that you will return.

4. Freaks out when you return home

A dog that loves their owner likes to freak out as they return home from a long trip or work. There’s no denying how much of a special feeling it is when you’re greeted at the door by your dog with his favorite toy. This can also entail being occasionally crashed into.

5. Sleeping in your room

Most dogs love sleeping in the same room as their owners. Some sleep on the bed or right next to the bed. It shows loyalty and fear of separation from the pack.

6. Plays catch

A dog would rather sit and chill, but it’s smart enough to know when to indulge it’s owner’s love of throwing rubber and or tennis balls. All of this out of love.

7. Wakes you up

Your mutt wants you to get to work on time. They know when you customarily wake up each day, so they’re anxiously waiting for the right moment to nudge you or lick your face.

8. Smiles at you

Yes, your dog does actually smile at you. This could be due to a horrible over or underbite, or because you’re a delightful owner who is loved dearly.

9. Looks you in the eye

Dogs enjoy staring their owners in the eye during normal interactions. According to studies, a chemical called oxytocin is released that helps bonding between new mothers and their babies. It’s also released when dogs play, touch or stare at you. Crazy, right?

10. Gets jealous easily

Dogs get jealous of just about that takes your attention away from them such as other people, dogs or pets. They want all of your undivided attention, and they’re not afraid to remind you of this constantly.



Dr. Laura Harris is our resident dog health expert. She started to fact-check dog health-related information for HerePup during her internship and contributes since then. Her expertise is in dog nutrition, senior dog care, especially critical care medicine and internal medicine.

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