Has your dog ever yawned while you woke up? Recent research shows that dogs demonstrate empathy and emotional connection to their owners this way.
Dogs that look at you love you. Dogs look us in the eye to show their love, too. Your pup releases oxytocin, the "love" hormone, during this staring contest.
Have you seen your dog's tail spin? It's because they're so delighted to see you.
Dogs that lean on you should be close to you. Sometimes they need the pack alpha's protection from a rainstorm or pyrotechnics. Sometimes they require love and attention.
As pack leader, your dog may bring you a toy to please and keep them secure.
A dog's long-lasting, pleased, open-mouthed smile shows devotion for its owner, but the causes are complex. Dogs smile back because they are comfortable, joyful, and trying to please their pack leader.
Dogs cuddle for several reasons. To stay warm, bond with you, and release oxytocin, which relaxes them.
A dog that sleeps with you trusts, protects, and considers you a group member.
If your dog follows you around the home or watches you take a bath, you have a close attachment.
Your dog may lick you because you taste delicious or because they adore you.