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    How To Know Your Fur Baby Trusts You, According To Dog Trainers

    Trust is key.

    Trust is such an important factor, even when we're talking about our fur babies. Dogs, like humans, have to have trust, and it's up to us to foster their willingness to build it.

    Since dogs can't just sit us down with a glass of wine and tell us what's going on, it's important to pay attention to all of their cues when it comes to trust. But what does that look or sound like? I spoke with the owners of Smart Bitch Modern Dog Training to find out.

    Now, don't get carried away and regard the following signs as the end all, be all. These are just a few ways that your dog can relay that they trust you.

    1. They look at you often for guidance and they come to you for help.

    A dog gets rubbed on the head and closes its eyes

    2. They demonstrate a willingness to experience new things.

    3. Their body language does not convey hesitation or avoidance.

    4. They are likely to listen to you during stressful or exciting events or environments.

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

    6. They seek comfort from you when they are uncomfortable or scared.

    A young woman cups her dog's face in her hands

    7. They communicate with you (even if it's annoying).

    These ladies want you to remember that trust is a spectrum, which means it can also be broken.

    How does your dog show that they trust you? Tell us in the comments.