Study: Dog's Heart Rate Increases When Owners Say "I Love You"


It looks like dogs may realize when their owner tells them "I love you."

It looks like dogs may realize when their owner tells them "I love you."

LONDON, ENGLAND -- It looks like dogs may realize when their owner tells them "I love you."

Canine Cottages' new study followed four dogs for a week while tracking their heart rates. When the owners told their dogs they loved them, the dog's heart rates increased on average 46 percent.

The study also found dogs' heart rate decreases by 23 percent on average when they cuddled with their owners.

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