Does Your Dog Love You?

Has your dog ever yawned while you woke up? Recent study shows that dogs demonstrate empathy and emotional connection to their owners this way.

Dogs have been man's closest companion for 14,000 years. Contagious yawning may have evolved to coordinate activities and strengthen our species-to-species link. 

According to University of Tokyo animal behavior expert Teresa Romero, "This attachment can shape the dog’s responses in a way similar to humans

Dogs that stare at you adore you. Dogs show affection by looking at us, much like we do.

Your pet releases oxytocin, the "love" hormone, during this gazing contest. We're affected. When we stare at our "furever" family members

Dog gazing is excellent, says Yale University Center for Canine Cognition director Laurie Santos. 

Have you seen your dog's tail spin? It's because they're so delighted to see you. Treats, toys, and his favorite banter will make them do it more. 

Patricia McConnell, animal behaviorist and author of "The Other End of the Leash," feels the circular wag indicates a very happy dog. 

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