If you have been wondering whether or not your Boston Terrier loves you, this post will show you thirteen ways you can tell.

The most common signs that your Boston Terrier loves you are that it puts itself in vulnerable positions around you, it licks you a lot, it gets excited when you come home, it leans on you or if it often makes eye contact with you.

There are actually many ways to tell if it loves you and there are a number of things you can do to get it to love you more.

Ways your Boston Terrier could be showing it loves you

Below are a number of possible signs that your Boston Terrier does love you.

It follows your orders

The first way your Boston Terrier could be showing that it loves you is by listening to what you tell it to do. If it does what you tell it to, it would be a sign that it loves you since it suggests that it trusts you and that it respects you as the leader.

It protects you and your home

If your Boston Terrier becomes protective, when there is someone around your home, it would also be a sign that your Boston Terrier loves you. This is because it suggests that it wants you to be safe and that it does not want intruders coming into its home.

It noses you

Sometimes dogs will “nose” people which is where they put their nose on them and smell them. Usually, it is so that they can gather information about where they have been. If your Boston Terrier noses you a lot it would be a sign that it loves you since it shows that it wants to know where you have been, how healthy you are, and that you are ok.

It makes eye contact with you

When dogs look at their owners in the eyes it releases Oxytocin which is a hormone that promotes bonding (source). This means, if your Boston Terrier makes eye contact with you a lot, it would be a sign that it loves you.

It puts itself into vulnerable positions

Another way your Boston Terrier could have been showing it loves you is by putting itself into vulnerable positions around you. If your dog puts itself in vulnerable positions when it is around you, such as by laying on its back, it would suggest that it trusts you and that it feels comfortable around you.

It licks you

If your Boston Terrier licks you often then this would also be a sign that it loves you. This is because dogs will groom each other by licking them and they will lick when they are being submissive. So, licking you would be a sign that it considers you as a part of its pack and that it respects you.

It gets excited when you come home

Another way that your Boston Terrier could be showing that it loves you is by getting excited when you come home. If it does then it would suggest that it is glad to see you, that you are ok and that it enjoys having you around.

It gets you to rub its belly

If your Boston Terrier often gets you to rub its belly, it would also be another sign that it loves you. This is because it puts itself into a vulnerable position when you rub its belly so it shows that it trusts you and that it feels comfortable with you.

It leans on you

Another sign would be if your Boston Terrier leans on you. This is because it would show that it trusts you, it feels more comfortable when it is very close to you and that it feels more secure when it is with you.

It doesn’t hide from you

There are also things your Boston Terrier might not be doing which could also be a sign that it loves you. If your Boston Terrier does not try to hide from you when you are around even that would be a sign that it loves you. This is because it shows that it feels secure around you and that it wants to be around you.

It keeps pace with you on walks

Another sign would be if it keeps pace with you when you take it for a walk. If it were the case that your Boston Terrier didn’t love you, it would not be willing to keep pace with you, especially when off the leash since it would not trust you and it would not be interested in being near you.

It brings things to you

Another sign that your Boston Terrier loves you would be if it brings you gifts. This is because it shows that it wants to make you happy and that it wants you to be ok.

It follows you around

If your Boston Terrier often follows you around, it would also be a sign that it loves you. This is because it shows that it feels more comfortable around you and that it believes being around you is in its best interest.

Things to consider

Not showing signs of affection doesn’t mean that it doesn’t love you

It is important to be aware that not showing affection does not necessarily mean that it does not love you. Dogs will show affection in many different ways and it could be the case that your Boston Terrier is actually showing you affection but in ways that you are not recognizing.

If it stopped showing affection suddenly

It would also help to consider whether or not your Boston Terrier stopped showing affection suddenly. If it did then it would help to consider what else happened when it started doing it since it might be the case that there was an event such as becoming ill that caused it to start.

How to get your Boston Terrier to love you more

Below are some things you can do to get your Boston Terrier to love you more.

Give it exercise

Boston Terriers are meant to get daily exercise in order to be fully stimulated When they do not get enough exercise it can cause them to behave abnormally and to develop other issues.

Boston Terrier adults are generally recommended to get 30-60 minutes of exercise daily.

Feed it right

It is also important to make sure that you are feeding your Boston Terrier the right diet. You can look here to see what sorts of foods you should and should not be feeding it. You can also consult with your vet on its diet to make sure that you are feeding it the right amounts and that it is eating the correct foods.

Take it for yearly checkups

It is also important to take it for yearly checkups with the vet so that potential issues can be found sooner rather than later.

Give it training

In order to maintain a healthy relationship with your Boston Terrier, and so that it is well behaved, it is important to give it lots of training. By giving it lots of training you will be able to get it to behave the way you want it to and to get it to be more responsive to your command. If you have not given it much training, it would help to start with the basics and then to build up from there.

Avoid punishing it

It would also help to avoid punishing it since it might not know why it is being punished and it could cause it to have feelings of resentment or to become aggressive. Instead, it would help to use consistent positive reinforcement training to get it to behave the way you want it to. This is where you avoid rewarding it when it does not behave the way you want and reward it when it does.

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