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5 Signs Your Dog Loves You ❤️ [Quiz]

Do you ever wonder if your dog loves you? Do you wish your dog could speak those three little words you’d love to hear? Our dogs can’t talk but they do share their unconditional love for their hoomans through their own kind of dog language.

Dogs do love us. We just have to “read” their unspoken language.

As I was thinking about all the ways my Goldendoodle dog shows her affection for her family pack every single day, it felt like she (and all dogs) are born with a degree in love. The result? Dogs Love U™, a not-so-bonefide virtual university of dog love for dog lovers. Our “canine college” answers the really meaningful, higher level questions in life! And by that I mean, “How do you know if your dog loves you?” And also, “What are the key signs your dog loves you?” So let’s get started!

How do you know if your dog loves you?

The great thing about belonging to “Dogs Love U” is that there is no homework! (No, the dogs didn’t eat it…yet.) My furry bestie and I put our hands and paws to the keyboard and have done it for you!  In fact, we dug up some information and created a quiz to answer the question, “What are some signs that your dog loves you?”

Signs your dog loves you: Take this quiz 

So in celebration of our canine companions, we welcome you to virtual Dogs Love U™, a not so “bone-fide” college where your only “entrance exam” is taking the fun quiz below to discover five signs that your dog loves you!

Which of these are signs that your dog loves you?

Answer each of these true or false questions to test your knowledge of how dogs show their love. Then read on for the answers and facts behind each one.

  1. True or False? When a dog leans against you it means that she/he is exerting dominance.

2. True or False? If your dog gazes into your eyes, it’s a sign she/he loves you.

3. True or False? Dogs, cats, and horses all respond to fear or worry by running away from you.

4. True or False? Carrying your things (clothes, shoes) around is a sign that your dog loves you.

5. True or False? If a dog checks on you while you’re in the bathroom, it’s a sign of love.


  1. False. According to Vetstreet, leaning against you is affection-seeking behavior from your dog! I’d say that’s a sign that your dog loves you!
  2. True. According to, gaze-mediated bonding exists between dogs and their people and shows emotional bonding.
  3. False. When scared or worried, dogs run to their owners. (Cats and horses typically run away.) According to an article in (Brain Scans Reveal What Dogs Really Think of You) this is much like the behavior of a toddler seeking a parent for protection. Another sign your dog loves you!
  4. True. Your scent (on your clothes or your shoes) is comforting to your dog. In my book, that’s a sign of love.
  5. True. If a dog checks in on you in the bathroom—or any room, for that matter—it’s making sure you’re nearby and showing affectionate behavior. Your dog’s bonded with you! I’d say that’s a sign of love. (For three more reasons why your dog may follow you, check out Pet Med’s article: 4 Reasons Your Dog Follows You Everywhere.)

More fun quizzes for dog lovers

Now that you’ve breezed through the Signs Your Dog Loves You quiz, why not test your dog-loving knowledge through our other fun quizzes:

  • My Dog Is My Best Friend: You and your dog are besties, but just how close are you? Take this quiz to learn your “best buds” level.
  • Doggolingo: Do you speak fluent doggolingo? Take this fun quiz to find out!
  • Dog Mom Memes: Which dog mom meme is so true it’s you? Enjoy comparing your dog mom life to these fun dog mom memes.

Finally, please accept your official welcome letter and a free printable as a little reward for loving dogs as much as they love you! It’s our way of thanking you for stopping by and sharing a smile or two with us. Most of all, we appreciate that you love dogs as much as we do!


Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe is a student of Dogs Love U
Dear Furends and Family: A Dogs Love U Welcome Letter for a college-themed dog blog series
Dear Furends and Family: A Dogs Love U Welcome Letter for a college-themed dog blog series


Get your free “Welcome to Dogs Love U” certificate printable here. It’s our way of saying thanks for being top dogs and joining us on our adventures!

Get the free "welcome" printable here and add an extra smile to your day and image of welcome certificate that welcomes you and your pal to Dogs Love U

Download the FREE Dogs Love U Welcome Certificate Printable

Love and fun and happiness are in store for you at Dogs Love U, a blog series with a college spin!

How does your dog show you love and affection?

Please comment below.


Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

What fun campaign! Bessie is excited & says Woof Woof! If she taught a course it might be something like Running Figure Eights While Tail Wagging. Tee Hee hee!


Sunday 27th of August 2017

Too cute! Bessie would make a great professor of Running Figure Eights While Tail Wagging! Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe would definitely be a student of that class!

Erika Bonaldo

Sunday 20th of August 2017

Though each of the pack of nine here could probably teach something, my favorite poochie teacher here has to be Pearl. Every night Pearl reminds me of gratitude. You see,little Pearl was 4th of 8 in line for euth. Pearl is the same dog that every time we are away and come home, she runs up to me to pick her up, she then literally puts her front paws around my neck and licks me like crazy. #DogsLove


Saturday 2nd of September 2017

I was touched by what you did for Pearl and the journey you’ve taken together. Sometimes through the struggles the joy is that much sweeter. I’m so glad you and Pearl found each other and that you find happiness together every day. Yes, dogs are love.

Mary K

Thursday 17th of August 2017

Pele has perfected dog manners and gentlemanship. He always lets the ladies drink from the water fountain first and always steps out of the way for them. He has a minor and is still working on grounds keeping. He can chase any rabbit or deer, and chipmunk far away and sometimes exceeds his boundaries and goes over and above into other people's yards and woods


Thursday 17th of August 2017

Pele, you're an amazing student who goes above and beyond at Dogs Love U! Would you be interested in becoming Professor Pele some day?

Linda Hurst

Thursday 17th of August 2017

If Charlie, the scottie dog, would teach a class, it would be on how to be adorable and con your "pawrents" out of anything!


Thursday 17th of August 2017

Charlie, you are all scottie sweetness! Maybe your class would be called "Charming Charlie's!"

caren gittleman

Thursday 17th of August 2017

Sounds like fun!!! Since "licking" is taken lol, Dakota has his doctorate in Barking/24 Hour Security. That would be HIS course specialty! He is a Shetland Sheepdog you know and their "job" is 24/7 security with ALERTS!!!


Thursday 17th of August 2017

How clever! Dakota would make an awesome Professor of Bark-ology! Chloe will the first to sign up for his course in 24/7 Security and ALERTS! Thanks for joining us at Dogs Love U!

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