Why Dogs are so Loyal

faceless woman walking with dogs on path

They are social and have strong pack mentality.

Your dog is a pack animal, and they want to be part of your pack. Dogs are protective of their people too. They will not let anyone else get close to what they see as their family without making their presence known—even if that means barking at them or growling in their face. This may seem like aggression but really it’s just a dog trying to protect its pack from harm! Dogs are very loyal animals and will do anything for those they consider part of their family.

They are also extremely trainable.

Unlike cats, who often come with an attitude and a set of behaviors that they’re not willing to budge on, dogs are more open to learning new tricks. Most dogs can learn how to sit, stay and roll over pretty much from day one.

They can also be trained in situations that you might not expect them to have any knowledge of—like fetching your slippers or opening the front door for you when someone knocks at it. Dogs can even do things for other dogs (or even humans) that make life easier for everyone involved: like helping the blind navigate the world around them or sniffing out bombs before they explode in airports! The possibilities really are endless when it comes down to what kind of training your dog could receive; all it takes is some hard work on your part!

They crave attention from their owners.

Dogs are social animals, so the fact that they crave attention from their owners isn’t surprising. What is surprising is how much of their lives can revolve around this need for human connection.

What does it mean to be a pack animal? To understand, first think about what it means to be part of your own “pack.” You probably have a group of friends or family members with whom you spend most of your time and who help shape who you are as an individual. You may not see these people every day (or at all) but the relationships between them will always matter in some way because they’ve become such a huge part of each other’s lives.

Now imagine if one day those people moved away or disappeared completely; what would happen then? Would there still be any meaning behind your life? Probably not—but luckily dogs don’t have to worry too much about losing their loved ones because they live in packs where being together provides them with everything they need: food, shelter and companionship. The same concept applies when thinking about how loyal dogs are toward humans—they depend heavily on humans for everything!

Some breeds are more loyal than others.

You may have heard that some dog breeds are more loyal than others. It’s true! Some dogs, like Portuguese Water Dogs (I can attest to this one) and German Shepherds, tend to be very devoted friends. However, there are also breeds that are less so. In this article we’ll go over some of the reasons why that is:

First off—it depends on how you train them. If you teach your dog that it’s okay to leave you alone sometimes and play with other people or animals while away from home and then they will grow up thinking this is normal behavior when they get older. They might even start getting bored with being around just one person all the time after a while!

But if a puppy has been trained from birth not to wander away from its owner then there will still be plenty of loyalty shown later in life regardless of what type of breed it turns out as (even if it’s not really loyal at first).

Black Portuguese Water Dog in the snow in front of aspen trees.
My Portuguese Water Dog, Cooper

Dogs seem to always love and be loyal to their owners, no matter what happens.

Dogs are loyal and love their owners. A dog’s loyalty can be explained by several factors:

  • Dogs are social animals with a strong pack mentality, which makes them crave attention from their owners. Because they’re so dependent on human beings (or other animals), they’re willing to do what it takes to stay in their owner’s good graces.
  • Dogs have been bred for certain traits throughout history—such as hunting, herding or guarding—and they’ve passed these traits down through the generations. The trait of loyalty is one that has been selected for many times over during domestication of dogs, so it makes sense that dogs would be loyal to their owners today.
  • While some believe that dogs can learn how not to be loyal through mistreatment by humans (like being hit), most people agree that it’s natural for dogs to want to please humans because they want attention from us and/or food from us!

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