It’s an age-old question we’ve been asking ourselves since the day we brought home our first dog. Perhaps it never crossed your mind, because of course your dog loves you–look at the knowing expression on his face, the way he shifts his little “eyebrows” as if to say, “Hey you. Do you know how great you are?” Or that tell-tale wink to which you ALWAYS wink back, just in case it’s some sort of secret code.
But how much of a dog’s personable quirks and behaviors are motivated by, say, food? Or affection? Are Rover’s “kisses” a sign of devotion or is he just sampling the food from the corners of your mouth? Does he run and jump into your lap just to be close to you, or does he know a treat always follows? After this video, it will be crystal clear for you!