Dogs are lovely, loving, and utterly loyal pets. If you have a dog, you’ll always have company. Sometimes this goes a little too far: often dogs are determined to follow their owners into the bathroom. Strange — but dogs do have their reasons. Let’s take a look at nine common canine behaviors.
When we humans make the old “puppy dog eyes,” it’s usually because we’re angling for something. Dogs are a lot more sincere: when they do this, it’s to show there are an emotional bond and relationship of trust between the two of you. Similarly, if a dog goes bonkers when you come home (or even just enter a room), it’s a way of showing how much they love you. Humans sometimes give gifts to show their love and dogs do the same thing. That’s why Fido will sometimes bring you a present: they want to share the joy they got from whatever it was (a toy, tennis ball, twig) with their favorite person.
Dogs like to let you know they’re comfortable around you. When a dog licks your face, it not only means they love and trust you, it makes the dog feel calm and happy. When a dog cuddles with you after you’ve fed them, it isn’t just about saying thank-you: the dog is happy about the food but is also excited to be near you. Speaking of being near you, they get a tremendous sense of comfort and security when they spend the night snuggled up next to you in bed. If Fido leans against you, he’s looking for some extra comfort and love from you. But it’s a two-way street. Dogs are experts at reading human body language, and they know when something’s wrong. If you’re upset, your dog will come to comfort you.
And what about following you into the bathroom? If a dog loves you, it naturally wants to do everything with you. Thank goodness for housebreaking!