Herding Group dogs include Corgis, cattle dogs, and most Belgian breeds. Their tendencies to form pods are strong. This hilarious action may indicate affection. Herding breeds don't want anyone to go lost. This suggests your dog is observant and wants to protect you or your kids.

They attempt to herd you

If your dog's ears perk up when someone shouts your name, it signifies they are so connected to you they want to be engaged. Whether you're physically there or mentioned in passing, your dog listens.

They pay attention to your name

Dogs make eye contact when they're safe. Young puppies and lively dogs use eye contact to figure things out. Mind-readers. Studies link dogs with human emotions. Eye contact boosts empathy, trust, and affection in dogs.

They make direct eye contact

Dogs who trust their owners are less anxious. If your dog is tight around you or keeps her distance while watching you, she may not be comfortable. Dogs who relax, sleep, and leave you alone likely assume you won't ambush or abandon them.

At times, they simply ignore you

If your dog follows you around, it means they trust you and feel safe with you. As gregarious animals, dogs prefer company. If your dog follows you from room to room, snoozing nearby but not on your heels, they love you. Some dogs have separation anxiety, but it's more obvious when you're not around.

They are following you everywhere

Canines guard themselves even when sleeping. VCA Animal Hospitals called this a "protective position." Imagine a dog with its nose out and a pack with their backs turned in, forming a safety circle. Sleep is precarious! Your dog trusts you if they sleep with or near to you. You're a packmate.

They sleep right next to you

This is a clear indicator your dog feels attached to you. The welcome may be driven by a toilet break or meal, but a dog who retreats is a negative indicator. A joyful dog at the door is great for the human-animal bond.

At the door, they welcome you

Dogs sniff and assess their environment. Happy dogs sniff you. Your dog's pleasure centres are stimulated by your unique fragrance, which indicates it's you. Emory University researchers used MRIs to study dogs' brains. Outcome? The reward-and-pleasure caudate nucleus is active. The dog recognised a familiar scent.

You get a sniff

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