Monday, May 1, 2017
Tell tale signs your dogs love you.
A study by Miho Nagasawa of Azabu University in Japan and colleagues, found that dogs making puppy dog eyes at their owner experienced a spike in oxytocin, the love hormone and this is mutual as researchers found that a held gaze between dog and guardian caused an spike in oxytocin in the person as well, creating a positive feedback loop. This same oxytocin release occurs when a mom gazes at her newborn infant, leading the researchers to conclude that their finding was “a manifestation of attachment behaviour” and that a sustained gaze between a dog and their human shares similar properties to mother–infant relationships. Dogs that love their owners always like to be around them,approaching you with wagging tail and playing around you even if they are not looking for a treat.