Adorable Changes in Your Dog’s Behavior Can Signal That They’ve Fallen in Love – or Found BFF
Can dogs fall in love?
A study, by Canine Cottages, reveals that dogs’ heart rates increase significantly, when they meet their favorite dog friend. Rates rise by 116-percent, in some cases.
While they may not love like us, or have candle-lit dinners, like the one in Lady and the Tramp, they do produce oxytocin, the “love hormone.”
“Dogs sharing essentials like food, water bowls, and sleeping spaces signify a higher level of trust, comfort, and intimacy,” says dog behaviorist Joe Nutkins.
Nutkins says a dog’s body language can also be telling. If their ears go up, appear floppy, or vocalize with light barks, whines, or moaning, it could mean there is a deeper bond between dogs.
Do you suspect your dog is in love? What signs do they show?