Dogs are incredibly intelligent creatures, who are capable of giving so much love. Dogs often put their owner’s needs before themselves and show us unconditional love in everything they do. They often think with their heart.
If you ever wonder what your dog does to show he loves you, check out this list of 7 ways your dog thinks with their heart and not their head.
1. Choosing How and Where to Sleep
This may seem like a small and insignificant way to show love, but it’s a big deal to your dog. Giving up his favorite spot, or comfort for you shows that he respects you more than he respects himself.
Your dog will put your comfort before his own.
2. Following You Wherever You Go
Your dog would follow you to the ends of the earth, even if that meant going somewhere he didn’t want to go. Your dog will stick by your side no matter what. If you were to enter a dangerous situation, your dog would be there to protect you from harm, regardless of how it could affect him.
3. Basic Obedience
Dogs were not born to obey humans. Dogs were once wild creatures, who roamed freely with no rules or regulations. However, we find them in 40% of homes as pets. We train dogs using love and rewards and they learn how to be a part of our family. Your dog loves you, and he shows you that by being well behaved in your home, and listening to your commands.
4. Sharing Everything
Your dog would share anything with you, whether it be his bed or his food. Dogs are territorial animals, who are prone to food and toy aggression towards strangers. If your dog is willing to share his things with you, that means he is going against his own survival instincts to make you happy. True love is a treat shared.
5. Including You in All Activities
Your dog LOVES to spend time with you. He wants you to join him for walks, play with him at the park, and snuggle with you in bed. He wants to spend every minute of every day with you because he loves you. If he were smart, he’d take the bed for himself, play with his own toys, and make his own mind up. But he’d rather share his life with his favorite person.
6. Protecting You from Friends and Family
This one might seem a little strange and frustrating to some parents. Why is your dog growling at your grandma?
Your dog wants what’s best for you, and that means protecting you from anything that could be potentially dangerous. If your dog feels uncomfortable with someone, he will let you know. It could be your best friend in the whole world, a family member, or a perfect stranger. You might think your dog is losing his mind, but he’s actually just trying to show you he loves you by keeping you safe.
7. Loving You No Matter What
Dogs are forgiving to a fault. Your dog will love you no matter what. This also means that dogs, who come from abusive homes, still love their owners. This is why we have so many dangerous dogs as well. Your dog would do anything for you. Some people abuse this power and forgiveness.
Use the love for good, not evil!