We all know that communication between one species and another is minimal at best. And, as dog owners, we understand that more than most. We all wish we could understand what our companion is saying, and what they are thinking.
However, it seems that ours pets may be communicating with us, in their own special manner, and we are just not tuned into to it. Let’s take a look at the multiple ways our dogs tell us they love us each and every day.
What Those “Puppy Eyes” Really Mean
Many people tend to assume that when a dog gives us “puppy eyes” they have an ulterior motive. Maybe they are wanting treat, or maybe they are just bored and want attention. In actuality, “puppy eyes” are a dogs way of expressing their love for us. They will look upon us with sheer love which is expressed through their eyes. The look of innocence that we see with “puppy eyes” is their way of giving us a hug or bestowing us a kiss—their means of showing us affection.
Why They Want To Sleep In Our Beds
It is a nightly fight—trying to keep our companions off the bed. But, why are they so adamant about sleeping with us? Why would they prefer to sleep in our beds, rather than on the floor or in their own beds? Simple—we are the number one person in their lives. And, as such, they want to take advantage of any time they may be able to spend with us, even if that means we are sleeping.
Jumping On and Almost Tackling Us
Many of us tend to get upset when our companion jumps on or tackles us when we walk through the door after a long day at work. As it turns out, they are not trying to annoy us, get our attention, or be pests. Our companions are so overjoyed to see us, that this is the only manner in which they can express that joy. A pet jumping on us is a simple equivilant of if we ourselves jumped for joy. Our pets are so happy to see us, they can not contain themselves, and all that joy spills over into jumping.
Not Wanting To Necessarily Play Fetch
Pet owners, such as ourselves, tend to spoil our companions. Although that is done in multiple ways, the most obvious is when we buy them toys. However, did you know that when your pet carries around a toy, or a ball, it is not necessarily because they are looking for a game of fetch. To the contrary, it is more likely that they love that particular toy the most, and since we are their favorite humans, they want to share the toy with us so that we may play with it too.
When Our Pets Stare At Us As We Leave
We have all experienced the sadness and guilt of leaving our companion to go to work or to run errands. When we do leave, most of will just lay down and stare at us. This is not out of sadness or even to make us feel guilty—we put that guilt on ourselves. If your companion is calm, and even lies down when you begin to leave, it is to let you know that they trust that you will be returning, and they are okay with that.
As you can see, our pets do communicate with us, in their own ways, we just have to be more receptive and observant of the signs. Although most of the methods of communication listed above are pretty important, the most important is the communication of love between you both.