The bond between dog and owner is a very special one and our dogs would do anything for us. They show us unconditional love - they're loyal, devoted and will never judge. But how can you show your dog affection in a language that they will understand? Here are 10 simple things you can do that will keep them feeling secure in your love.
1. Make Time for Cuddles
Dogs are affectionate creatures and a daily dose of your cuddles is a great way of letting him know you adore him - and it'll make you both feel good!
2. Praise and Positive Reinforcement
Dogs are happiest when they understand your expectations and how to please you - and they want to win your approval. Give them opportunities to be good and praise correct behaviour.
3. Eye Contact
Just like humans, dogs are sociable creatures and they want to connect with you. There's no better way of showing your dog you are paying attention than to give plenty of eye contact.
4. Rub Her Ears
Your dog will love any gentle physical contact with you but the back of the ears is also home to a nerve centre that will release feel-good hormones when you give this spot a rub.
Another great way of spending time with your pooch is to play their favourite game. Kick a ball around or have a game of tug-of-war.