If you’re wondering how to tell if a Chihuahua likes you, this post will be of interest to you. It will offer you some insight on what to look out for to determine if your Chihuahua is in love with you.
When your Chihuahua likes you, he will exhibit signs such as raising his eyebrows at you, asking you for a belly rub, getting clingy and leaning into you, burrowing into your bed when you are not around, watching over you when you are eating and giving you his toys.
Your Chihuahua Raised His Eyebrows at You
There’s no doubt that dogs are particularly good at communicating their feelings, whether through body language, vocalizations, or facial expressions.
When a dog is happy to see you, he will exhibit some physical signs, such as:
- A soft, partially open mouth.
- An alert look with relaxed ears, not drawn back or taut.
- Maintain a comfortable stance, with a relaxed head and tail.
- Licking your legs, hands, and face as he awaits your kiss in return.
As for the vocalization, dogs vary their bark’s pitch, number of barks in a row, and the space between barks to convey different meanings.
A lower pitch indicates more serious intent, whereas a higher-pitched bark indicates excitement and happiness.
Lastly, for the facial expression, you will notice that your dog raises his eyebrows whenever he is happy that you have noticed him.
You can also see a grin on his face with his tail wagging when he hears your voice, and he is excited about seeing you.
Therefore, if you want to know how your Chihuahua is feeling, look at his facial and body language.
It is obvious that a chihuahua who is smiling with wide open eyes and raising eyebrows is a happy dog.
Make use of this gesture to understand your Chihuahua’s feelings!
Is Your Chihuahua Asking for a Belly Rub?
If your Chihuahua is exposing his belly to you and allowing you to rub his belly, this means that he is happy and feels safe and comfortable with you.
When you give him a belly rub, he will show a submissive grin and snuggle closer to you. He may even put his head in your lap and curl up in a ball.
It takes a lot of trust and love for a Chihuahua to expose his belly, and he will only do so when he likes you!
Chihuahua Jumped Up to Greet You and Leaning into You
Chihuahuas can become extremely clingy to their owners when they love them.
When your Chihuahua loves you and sees you as his Alpha, he will want to spend as much time with you as possible.
As such, you will find him jumping on you when he sees you back home and following you around the house.
If you’re sitting down, he will jump up to be with you and lean into you. He would also like to lie down next to you when you are asleep.
This is his way of showing you his affection.
Of course, this act of being clingy to you could also be a sign of your dog suffering from separation anxiety.
You can identify separation anxiety by looking for other symptoms, such as:
- Excessive barking, pacing, whining, or trembling when you are away or about to leave the house.
- Destructive behaviors, like chewing and digging around windows and doors.
- Defecating or urinating in the house.
- A tendency to drool, salivate, or pant excessively.
- Attempt to escape from a place that he considers “imprisonment”.
It goes without saying, jumping is certainly a behavior that you should correct for your dog, especially if he is already an adult dog.
As a Chihuahua is an energetic dog breed, you will need to provide an outlet for him to release his pent-up energy and that will help to keep his energy level in check.
This will help to address his jumping behavior. Make use of positive reinforcement training to make your dog learn that when he stops this undesirable behavior, he will be rewarded.
You Find Your Chihuahua Burrow in Your Blanket Asleep
Your Chihuahua is a very affectionate pet. He wants to feel close to you and, by sleeping in your bed, he gets to smell the scent that you have left on the blanket and that gives him the feeling that you are right beside him.
This act shows that he loves you and misses you so much when you are not around.
Dogs have a different definition of a day than humans. In fact, an hour of your time is equivalent to 7 hours of your dog’ time.
Thus, if you are out for a grocery for an hour, your Chihuahua might have felt that you have left him alone for 7 hours, and it’s no wonder why he feels so lonely and disturbed.
If your dog persistently shows signs of separation anxiety, you will need to work on building up his confidence to be alone through positive reinforcement training.
Other explanations for your dog burrowing in your blanket include he is trying to keep himself warm (falling sick, or it’s cold season), he is in fear (because of thunderstorms or fireworks) and wants you to protect him, or he simply finds your bed more cozy than his crate.
Guarding You While You Eat Is a Sign of Devotion
Dogs often feel compelled to protect their loved ones even when there is no immediate threat and the act of watching over you while you eat is a sign of expressing his loyalty and love for you.
He looks upon you as part of his pack and wants to keep you from harm. This is what a dog will do to protect his puppy.
Having said that, if your dog starts to get over possessive of you, it could be a sign of territorial behavior and needs your immediate attention.
You may be in an unhealthy relationship if your dog begins to act as though he’s the boss of you. You’ve got to let him know he’s not the pack leader.
To do this, you have to train your dog to acknowledge YOU as his Alpha and let him know that it is YOU who will be taking care of his basic needs.
That should help to resolve any territorial or behavioral issues he had.
Your Chihuahua Is Giving You His Toys
Toys are cherished treasures for any dog and when your chihuahua is willing to share his toys with you, it shows how much he values you and loves you.
The gesture of sharing his toys also signifies your status as his pack leader. He trusts you with their favorite toy and knows that you will take good care of them.
In doing so, he is showing you that you are more valuable to him than his toys, and that you are the most important person in his life.