The sign of our love for family and friends is hugs and kisses. We hug our friends when we saw them and kiss our parents when we arrived from work. Us humans can easily feel that we are loved when they hug or kiss us. But how about our pet dogs? How will you know if they love you and how they will know if you love them? Can they fell our kisses? Can they kiss us back?
We are created so different from animals, but we still have a connection to them. We have different ways on how to love them. But to those who usually kiss their dogs, do you think they can feel and appreciate it?
Since dogs are already part of the family, human shows their love to the dogs by hugs and kisses too. And the dogs show their love for human by cuddling and licking the face of their owner.
We have two different ways on how to own a pet dog and we have a different approach in petting these kinds of dogs.
1. Raise them from being a puppy.
If your dog is raised by you then they can be trained in an easy way because they are still adjusting and you can use it as an advantage to train them well.
You can notice to a puppy when you kiss them, they look like asking their selves “What is he/she doing to me?” because they can’t understand what you are doing. But when the time goes by and you will regularly kiss them when they did something good or when they welcome you home from work, then they will slowly realize that it is a sign of your love to them.
There are signs you can see when you kiss them or when they want to be kissed. They jump up and try to lick you, they run around you while their tail is wagging and puts their head into your palm or sometimes into your armpit when you are sitting.
You will feel more secure when you raise the dog by yourself because you know that you trained them well. And they are more clingy, loving, and ready to protect you by all mean. If your dogs were raised by you, then they probably understand what your kisses means. Because you are kissing then almost every day of their life.
2. Adopt a homeless or rescue an abused dog.
Adopting a homeless dog is risky because you don’t know what is the attitude of the dog. Most likely, dogs that are homeless are wild and ready to protect their selves anytime because being in the street for a long time is dangerous.
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Same with the rescued dogs, they have a wild side. The rescued dogs have already trauma and trust issues because of their experience. But dogs are still dogs, they can still be trained even though you are not the one who raises them. It will be tough and you’ll need a lot of time to earn their trust.
Take it slowly, soon they can also recognize your hugs and kisses. They will trust you and love you the way you did to them. They are like a human who can appreciate the effort and they have their own way on how to pay back your kindness.
Safety in kissing a dog
Do not just kiss the dog whenever you like, you should also need to observe them when they are in the mode to play with you or when they are upset because letting your face near to their face might scare them and be the cause to attack you.
Even though you are the owner there still a chance that the dog will attack you when they are angry. But dogs know how to read body language not only to other dogs like them but also to humans, especially to their owner. They can’t speak so all they do is observe our body language.
Also, if you can feel that they are having a hard time to understand what your kisses mean to them, keep distance because they might give it a different meaning and might bite you all of a sudden.
Can dogs kiss us back?
Dogs are jolly and they have their on way how to express their love to their owners. But most likely, they also kiss us in a different way, and it is by licking us.
Some dogs lick their owners face because they want the salty taste of our face but other dogs make it as a way to express their love. They also know how to cuddle, they love to take the attention of their owner.
We can’t read what is inside the head of our dogs, but we don’t need to know it. The most important thing is, we should know how to express our love for animals. Not only to dogs or cats but to all animals that are created by God. They are all extraordinary and they also deserve to be loved.
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