7 adorable signs your dog lets you know it loves you

Ferenczi Deborah

2023. September 2 - Photos: Getty Images Hungary

People can show their love for dogs relatively easily. A pat on the belly, pampering or snuggling on the couch all suggest to the animal that its owner cares about it. However, have you ever thought about how your dog shows you that it loves you?


In the beginning, it can be relatively difficult to understand the love language of a dog. As time goes by, you understand your pet more and more, who actually communicates something to you with its every move. Below we have collected the signs that clearly indicate that your dog simply adores you.

If your dog loves you, he can lick you often

1. Poke you with its nose

If, while doing this, your dog looks at you with sparkling eyes, you can be absolutely sure that it adores you and wants you to constantly focus your attention on it. Of course, poking can also be an attention-grabbing sign too, which is worth thinking about.

2. Eye contact

Making eye contact is an intimate moment, a display of trust and love. If your dog often makes eye contact with you, it is a sign that it feels a deep attachment towards you. Because when it looks at you, its brain releases oxytocin, the same hormone that helps new mothers bond with their babies.

3. Happy sigh

Has your dog ever stretched out next to you for a long time and then let out a big sigh? Well, this is not a sign that it is bored or have some kind of problem. Rather, it means a kind of contentment, which suggests that it is very happy in your company.

4. He snuggles up to you and licks you

With this, it clearly expresses to you that it is attached to you and it wants to be near you as much as possible; and when it licks you while you’re snuggling, it actually means “I love you very much“.

5. Jumps on you

Sometimes it can be annoying if your dog just jumps on you as a greeting or to express its admiration for you. Of course, if this type of communication bothers you, it might be worth weaning the animal off of it. It needs to be taught that there are many other ways it can show its love for you.

6. When he leans on you

There are few gestures cuter than when your furry friend just leans on you. In such cases, it wants nothing more than to be next to you and feel your closeness. This also shows a very deep trust.

7. It asks for petting

If your dog often turns on its back and asks for belly rubs, it means that it wants to tell you how much it loves you and that it trusts you completely.

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