Any dog owner knows that their precious pooch is as much a member of the family as their spouse or children. It’s easy to show our dogs how much we care for them by doting on them with their favorite treats and special toys, and we all know that our dogs appreciate the gestures! But, how can a dog return the favor? How is it possible to see if they care about us as much as we love them? Frankly, without any obvious affirmation, taking care of our pets can seem like a one way relationship.
However, there is plenty of evidence that dogs are just as much in love with their owners as we are with them. Your dog isn’t going to show affection to you in a human way, but instead will do so through his own subtle doggy style. In this article, we will go through the ten ways you can tell that your dog is actually crazy about you. By breaking the code of your dog’s love language, you will have proof that your dog really does care about you, even if you can’t always tell from the outside.
1Yawning in Sync With You
We all know that yawning is contagious between humans, but did you have any idea it can spread from species to species too? Dogs have been bred has companion animals for humans for thousands of years and they have an intuition for reading our faces, meaning when we yawn, they want to yawn right back!
A recent study discovered that when humans return a yawn from someone it’s because they care about the person and are showing sympathy and commiseration. It’s a little harder to measure your dog’s level of empathy, but your dog yawns back at you for the same reason of feeling a mutual bond between you and him. Try this out with your dog and a stranger and you will quickly see that your dog responds much faster to your yawns than anyone elses. If that’s not love, what is?