How much do pet dogs love their owner?
Dogs have been known to have an intense emotional bond with their owners. These bonds are often based on a sense of belonging. One way to gauge your dog's level of affection is by watching him or her interact with objects around the house. When the dog is close to you, the body language will be more relaxed and wiggly. You can also observe the eye color and softness of the ears. Your dog will be more loving if it seeks attention from you.
A recent study conducted by Canine Cottages looked at how dog owners treat their dogs. The researchers surveyed four dogs with heart rate tracking collars, and monitored the changes in their heart rates over the course of seven days. They found that the average heart rate for the dogs was 67 bpm, and the heart rate increased by up to 46% whenever their owners said, "I love you," and by 23% when they were cuddled. These findings indicate that dogs have intense feelings for their owners, and it is the human who provides them with food and attention.
Dogs are very direct when it comes to their feelings and often form a deep bond with their owners. They bond most closely with the person who is the most involved in their life. Co-sleeping, playing with the dog and caring for them all lead to favorite-person status. The most rewarding part of dog ownership isn't feeding or walking the dog. This is why a dog's heart rate is the best indicator of how much he or she loves their owner.