How Do Dogs Choose Their Favorite Person?


Am I my dog’s favorite person? As a pet parent, you’ve probably wondered, because, let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to be number one in their dog’s eyes? In short, it’s all about socialization, attention, positive association, and personality. But let’s get into the nitty-gritty details so you can learn how dogs choose their favorite person—or, you know, if you just want proof that you’re number one.

My dog loves me, but he loooooves my youngest brother, Jacob. It’s not even a contest: put my brother and me on opposite ends of a room, and Radar will always run to Jacob first. It’s funny and mystifying at the same time. After all, I’m the one who raised Radar and take care of him every day. I feed him, walk him, let him sleep on my bed…but when Jacob comes for a visit, it’s like I cease to exist.

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