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.

5. Playtime

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.


6. Have a Good Chat

Some dogs (depending partly on the breed) can understand a surprising number of words, but even if your dog has no clue what you're saying, simply listening to your gentle tones is like basking in the warmth of your love for your dog!

7. Tummy Tickles

A well known hit with the doggos, a good tummy tickle is a great and fun way to give your dog some good old-fashioned affection.

8. Spending Time Together

Ever noticed how your dog is always, always delighted when you come home? Your pup would do anything for you and they love nothing more than being around you.

9. Give Your Dog Space

Meeting your dog's needs is an important part of showing them love - and that includes giving them space when they need it and a safe space they can retreat to, particularly if you have a busy house.

10. Treat Time

And last but not least, one of the best ways to a dog's heart is - you guessed it - through their stomach. Giving them something extra every now and then is a surefire way to make them feel good.

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February 18, 2022
Tags: Dogs