Ways To Tell Your Dog You Love Him/Her


A woman blowing her dog with a kiss

We all love our dogs and we show it in our own way, some fur parents show their love to their dog by giving them treats and delicious food, some buy some stuff that they think their dog will love such as toys and a comfortable bed, but what is really the proper ways to Tell your dog you love him/her that they can understand?

The following are a few ways you can express your love to your dog that they can understand:

1. Gaze Into His/Her Eyes

A girl and a dog looking at each other

Dogs rely on nonverbal communication to establish dominance and social hierarchy, and Eye contact is one of the nonverbal communication that is a very important instinct among dogs. Through eye contact, you can show your love to your dog. Take a quiet moment, speak calmly and softly to him/her and pet him/her gently, and just stare into his/her eyes. Try raising your left eyebrows this will view to your dogs as a display of affection.

2. Train Your Dog While Having Fun

A puppy playing on the grass

Training your dog will make your bond stronger, this will give you that opportunity to show your love to them by giving them favorite forms of motivation, whether that’s food, praise, or play.

Bringing your dog out in the back yard or down to the dog park for a game such as Frisbee or fetch with his/her favorite toy will make them refresh and happy, this not only make your dog feel loved, but the exercise will help to keep him/her healthy, showing them to other dogs will also help their socialization.

3. Rub His/Her Ears

7 Ways To Tell Your Dog You Love Him/Her That They Can Understand

Dog’s ears are very sensitive to touch, it is full of nerve endings that send impulses all through the body, triggering the release of endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that act as painkillers and are natural “drugs” that are also released when dogs feel love.

4. Use Your Dog voice and Tell You Love Him/Her

A woman hugging her dog

Dogs like baby talk or a high-pitched tone you use to talk to him/her. The studies using MRI technology show that dogs understand human language better than previously thought. So talking to your dog and telling him/her you love him/her isn’t as crazy as you might think.

5. Become a Good Listener to Your Dog

7 Ways To Tell Your Dog You Love Him/Her That They Can Understand

Dogs can’t speak but they have their own way to convey their feelings to us you just have to be more sensitive and observant.

Your dog’s body language will tell you what they want, a wagging tail, eye contact, a raised eyebrow are some of dog body language that shows love and affection to you.

6. The lean of love

7 Ways To Tell Your Dog You Love Him/Her That They Can Understand

Your dog leaning to you is not only shows the anxious behavior it can also be mimicked or reciprocated to show affection to you. When your dog leans on you it also shows trust and love.

7. Cuddle and Snuggle

7 Ways To Tell Your Dog You Love Him/Her That They Can Understand

A close contact makes your dog feel safe and secure. Sleeping with your dog is the ultimate display of trust and affection since this is when you are the most vulnerable.

Dogs can tell when we’re stressed out and when we’re calm and happy that is why they are known as “man’s best friend”. Just be true to your self and always have time for your dog to show how much you care to them, a simple gesture will make them feel happy and loved.

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Butler Oh
Butler Oh is a long time dog lover. Dogs are always part of her family since she was young and she grows up as a loving and caring fur parent. She has been part of our team here at ohmylovelypets since 2019 and has provided a lot of great research and information about dogs.


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