How Do Golden Retrievers Show Affection?

Wouldn’t it be great if Golden retrievers could speak our language? Then they could just tell us how much they love us!  Unfortunately, it’ll probably take ages before scientists come up with a dog-to-human translator. So how do Golden retrievers show affection? 

Golden Retrievers show affection in obvious ways like wagging their tails, licking your face, and sitting on your lap. Less obvious, yet more meaningful signs, include guarding you while you eat, bringing you dead animals, taking care of your kids, and stealing your precious apparel.

Getting Excited After Hearing Your Name

If your Golden truly loves you back, he’ll also learn your name, and he’ll feel on top of the world whenever someone mentions it, especially if he hasn’t seen you in a while.

Doggie Kisses

Dogs lick each other in order to show affection and acceptance. When they do this with their humans, they are trying to tell us that we’re members of their pack too!

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Goldens retrievers love to look after kids. They’ll chase them around the house to make sure they don’t run into any trouble, and they may also nap next to their crib to guarantee optimal safety.

‘Herding’ Your Young Kids

If you notice that your Golden retriever is always trying to maintain eye contact, he might be trying to encourage you to read his facial expressions, hoping that you’d realize how much you mean to him.

Gazing Into Your Eyes

If you notice that your Golden retriever is always trying to maintain eye contact, he might be trying to encourage you to read his facial expressions, hoping that you’d realize how much you mean to him.

Cuddling