11 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Love Language of Your Small Dog

Our dogs express their emotions in many different ways. Follow Me on Pinterest

Our dogs express their emotions in many different ways.

“I love you with all my heart, mom and dad. Woof!”

We adore our fur babies, and sometimes the way they show us affection can be quite different from what we expect. The love language of your small dog is a unique concept to be understood in order to share the best life possible with them. Here are several ways they like to show us their true hearts.

The Love Language of Your Small Dog

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They wag their tails. Lots of people think a tail wag is always a friendly gesture, but it can have lots of different meanings — some not so nice. But when our dogs give a full-body wag with the tail held at mid-height, the message is clear: They’re happy and excited to see the person they love. Take a close look next time you see one of these happy wags: If your dog’s tail wags more to the right side of his rear when he sees you, it’s a signal that he feels good about your presence. That intriguing bit of information was discovered by an Italian neuroscientist and two veterinarians who used cameras to track the tail-wag angles of 30 pet dogs as they were shown their owner, a person they didn’t know, a cat and an unfamiliar dog. When the dogs saw their owners, their tails wagged most strongly to the right side of the body.


They snuggle with us. Touch is an intrinsic part of any loving relationship. There’s nothing so satisfying as sitting or lying on a sofa or sprawling on the floor with one dog tucked in at the crook of your knees and a couple more snuggled in on either side of you. Other dogs might lean against us, sleep with a head on our feet or lay a paw on our knee. I don’t know that there’s any scientific proof that this means our dogs love us, but it sure feels that way to me. They could lie on their beds or curl up with each other, but they choose to be physically close to their human family members. That’s really special. Read more about Dogs and Love in Ways Your Dog Shows You Love here.

It’s amazing to learn all of the different ways our dogs can express their emotions, which shows us the love language of your small dog is quite different than what we humans project. For instance, a calm and open mouth is a sign that they are feeling happy.

What about your dog(s)?

How do they show their emotions?

Tell us below!