Take a minute to think about yourself and the people you interact with. As humans, it's pretty obvious to you whether or not someone likes you and, whether you like them in return. You give off social cues indicating how you feel about a person and although as a species you do sometimes seem prone to deception, for the most part, you're pretty straight up with your feelings.
So, the age-old question is, just because dog is man's best friend, how do you know if man is dog's best friend back and, if they truly reciprocate those feelings of love and adoration? An article in Reader's Digest breaks down 8 simple ways to tell if your dog loves you right back. The article explains that everything from the oxytocin released between the two of you during an epic cuddle sesh, to the fact that your pup cuddles with you at night in bed, is evidence of your dog's feelings.
And what if your pooch doesn't seem to exhibit any of the above? Well, that might mean it's time to take a minute to think about how you can bond with them, whether its inviting them into your bed at night to showing your love in other ways. I think most of you would agree there's little in life better than the love of a pet, and since pets are pretty clear about how they feel, if the signs are there, it probably is love.
Til' next time,