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Normally, I hand NOTE FROM DOG over to a pup who has earned a starring role in a current story, but this time around, I asked them if I might have their permission to write this NOTE because a lot has happened since we sent our last one at the end of November.

This dog loves attention

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It's up to us to foster trust

Trust is key. But it’s not automatic in our dogs. A BuzzFeed article details ways to know if your dog trusts you.

This dog definitely trusts its owner

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This dog very clearly trusts its owner!

For affectionate or cuddly dogs, being near you is preferred territory.

This dog wants lots of love

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In other words, your affectionate dog just wants to be underneath you all of the time. Stoic dogs can show their trust by allowing you to interact with them in ways that other people cannot. This can include, for example, affection or putting on certain dog equipment like a leash.

Consider boundaries asserted. Don’t think you’re a “bad owner” if your dog doesn’t check all the boxes, but you’ll surely recognize some of these behaviors.

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