Why Dogs Get Deeply Attached to Just One Special Person

4 years ago

Dogs make eye contact with us to bond, just like we would do with other humans. And just like us, they are social creatures that can’t live without company. Among the many people in their lives, our 4-pawed friends choose just one person who they give most of their love and dedication to. This bond becomes so important to dogs, that they can even feel jealous if they see their favorite person with other animals.

Bright Side invites you to take a plunge into the mysterious and fascinating world of dogs. Let’s see what they think about us and how we can create this special connection with each other.

They constantly spend time with their owner.

When you let your dog sleep in your bed, train them, care for them, and spend lots of time with them, you form a strong bond between the 2 of you. Any positive activities with your fluffy friend help their love for you grow, like partaking in a grooming session, massages, walks, and cuddles. This way, they learn to listen to you and feel the fun that comes from spending time with you.

They feel their owner’s affection.

If you live with a big family, your dog can have several favorite people. But they only get extra attached to the one person who takes care of them the most. If you fill their bowl with food and take them for a walk every morning, a dog will notice it and make you their favorite. The amount of attention and affection your dog receives will influence their behavior toward you. The more you give the more you receive — it’s that simple.

They see their owner as a source of positivity.

Dogs also tend to create positive associations with the people around them. Basically, if you provide your dog with pleasant things like tasty treats and entertaining toys, the association will be immediately formed. So, if you want to get your dog’s devotion, make them feel happy!

Their personalities click.

Just like people do, dogs can also choose their favorite person who matches their own “personality.” If you look at dogs and their owners, most of the time they will have something alike in them. Energetic dogs usually prefer active people, while calm and even lazy dogs would rather spend their days with chill owners.

And some breeds tend to connect more with single people which include:

  • Beagle
  • Collie
  • Shetland Sheepdog

  • French Bulldog

  • German Shepherd

  • Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever

  • Saint Bernard

Do you own a dog? Are you its favorite person? Do you think you and your dog have matching personalities? Let’s share our stories in the comment section!


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This is a very good question. Dogs generally rely on the person who cares for them and feeds them. Your post has covered this topic in good detail. I think trust is a key issue when it comes to choosing their favorite. I usually keep looking up for a read on PetCareRx but your write up is really interesting.


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