If your love language is Quality Time then you feel loved when people spend time with you. There are different “dialects” of this, according to Gary Chapman. You may enjoy spending one-on-one time with someone, engaging in
conversation, or you may enjoy doing activities together without talking so much. The same may be true for your dog. Your dog may enjoy doing activities with you. Many dogs enjoy going for walks or playing ball with their owners.
Some dogs love camping and hiking with you. Some like to lounge on the couch next to you while you watch videos. Some dogs want you and only you around, while others are happy to be included in the group. My foster dog Jade loved the one-on- one attention while being brushed and pampered. She did not love when I left for work. My other foster dog Josh like being included with the rest of the family and he didn’t like to be singled out so much. Quality time I believe is a common love language for dogs. Many of the dogs I’ve known just want to spend time with the ones they love. Perhaps that is why we receive such exuberant greetings when we return home to them, or we offer to take them with us.
Yes, I think my sweet, old Belle feels loved when I am near. She follows me from room to room. There is usually a lag time in which she must awaken from her deep sleep (she is mostly deaf now) to realize that I have moved. She picks up her old bones and scuffs along the hallway looking for me. When she finds me she will lie down again nearby. She repeats this process most of the day. I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel loved too.