5 Things Your Dog Loves

Have you ever wondered what your dog really loves? We have the answers, some might even surprise you!

Being With You

This one is pretty obvious, it’s why they follow you everywhere you go. Your dog just loves being with you! Dog’s are pack animals and they like to be in groups. They love the feeling of security they have when you are around. Plus, they really love your company. Remember, you are their whole world

Eating Alone

This might surprise some dog owners but dog’s actually prefer to eat on their own. Although they may like to watch you eat, dog’s don’t enjoy when their mealtime becomes a social event. For a dog, eating alone means they don’t have to worry about someone or something trying to steal their food and therefore it is a more relaxed experience for them.

Your Dirty, Sweaty, Stinky Clothes

Your dog loves you and the smell of you! They love being around you, you make them feel happy and safe. Because of their super strong sense of smell they know and love your scent. They then associate that smell of you with being happy and safe making anything with your scent a comfort to them. So next time your dog is feeling anxious or you are going away leave a piece of dirty clothing with them, the stinkier the better!

Time To Sniff

Whether it is while out on a walk or just in their own back yard there is nothing better than a good long sniff for a dog. Dog’s have a fantastic sense of smell and it is one of their best communication methods with other dogs, animals and nature. So let them take their time while sniffing!


Dog’s appreciate a routine. They like to know when dinner time is, when mum is getting home from work and when it’s walk time. So where possible, try and stick to a routine keeping their daily life as predictable as possible.

Of course this list is not the only things that your dog loves, I’m sure they have a few unique things of their own that they love.

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Author: Bec

From a very young age Bec has always had a great love and appreciation for all animals. Bec is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and also has a Bachelor in Applied Science Animal Studies with special interest in Wildlife and Recreational Animals. Her studies have been put to good use working in various animal industries including small and large animal veterinary clinics, horse studs and the family cattle property. Horses have played an important part in her life, living on a horse stud and caring for horses throughout breeding, foaling, spelling, racing and retirement. Bec is the proud mum of two gorgeous girls, a beautiful Cocker Spaniel, a cheeky cockatiel, chickens and many horses including a naughty little pony.