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10 Secret Ways That Your Dog Says "I Love You"

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Little Things' Elyse Wanshel shares with us the little ways that our furry friends show their adoration.

1. When they stare into your eyes.

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Wanshel says that, when a dog looks at you, oxytocin is released. This is the same hormone that helps a mother bond with her babies. Dog-expert Brian Hare has even said that a dog staring at you is "hugging you with his eyes."

2. When they copy your yawn.

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According to Wanshel, a study found that human's copying each other's yawn shows empathy. It is possible that a dog yawning at the same time as their human happens because the dog loves that person.

3. When they lean on you.

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Dogs lean on their humans to show that they trust that you will protect them. They know that you are their main support.

4. When they cuddle you after dinner.

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In the book "How Dogs Love Us," author Gregory Burns says that cuddling after a meal is a way that your dog says "I love you."

5. When they give you major eyebrow signals.

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There are many indicators that your dog loves you, but facial expressions are key.

6. When they watch you leave.

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According to Gregory Burns, "If your dog panics when you leave, it’s more of a sign that they have separation anxiety than that they love you. If a dog is calm when you leave, it means your dog loves and trusts you and is confident that you will return."

7. When they freak out when you come home.

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There is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work to your dog who thinks you coming home is the greatest thing in the world.

8. When they sleep in your bed.

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According to Gregory Berns, if a dog wants to sleep on your bed, it’s a good test of his loyalty because he doesn’t want to be separated from the pack.

9. When they share their toys with you.

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By bringing you their favorite toy, they are trusting that you will love it just as much as they do.

10. When they love on you.

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Dogs can sense whether or not you love them. If you love them with all your heart, they will love you right back!

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