5 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ in Dog Language

5 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ in Dog Language

Dogs are the best companions and require attention and affection. But it can be tricky for you to understand what pleases them. To know what language your dog speaks, you need to try the 5-language theory of love. Each language is a way to show your pet how much you care. By observing the reaction of your dear companion when using these languages, you will know what language makes him happy.

Physical Touch

A dog finds physical touch as a sign of affection. Some dogs find petting on their head as a reward. A dog always feels happy getting a reward. The best places to pet a dog are the shoulders, chest, and neck. Some dogs also admire if you touch or scratch their chin. You can train your dog with touch affection by petting a specific part of the body before giving food. Your dog will recognize petting at that spot as a reward. A dog usually loves back massages.

Receiving Gifts

Everybody loves receiving gifts and the same goes for dogs. If you buy your dog a new dog toy, they will express their love to you. Give them a treat when they obey, as this will help in training and bringing you both closer.

Quality Time

Spending time with your dog is the most important thing, as he needs attention. He will love it when you talk, laugh or even make eye contact. Going to the park together and giving quality time is the best thing you can do to make him feel happy. Do new things each day. That way, your dog will enjoy every day, uniquely. Leave your phone and talk. The best way to bond with your dog is by training them with new toys and giving treats. Play every day, your dog does not like being alone. If your dog is following you everywhere you go, he wants to get attention and interact with you.  

5 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ in Dog Language

Act of Service

Share some extra time. A dog is a constant companion and his reward is serving you. It is important to show that you are there to take care of him. A dog with this language of love is usually obedient and will follow your instructions.

Words of Affirmation

Appreciating on doing something good will boost up your dog’s energy. Sometimes, your dog is nicer because he wants appreciation. A dog loves hearing words like ’good boy’, ‘yes’ or listening to his name. Training is the best way to bond with your dog. Talk about how nice he is and what he means to you. When you communicate with affirmative words, your dog will do anything you ask for.


Finding your dog’s love language is an interesting activity. That way, he will know how much he means to you.  A dog may have more than one language of affection, so you should mix it up. Try two different languages at a time and see what excites him more. Finding your dog’s love language will not only give him a happier life but it will also keep you stress-free. Instead of scolding or making it hard to understand, be gentle to make him obey you.

 Author: Brandi Marcene

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