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Old 12-11-2016, 09:18 PM
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Dogs will of course respond well to those who treat them well, but so will humans. But you're obviously asking a more complex question, and yes, there is a lot more to it than that.

The human-dog relationship is deep and complex, and dogs know and sense far more than we give them credit for. Whether a dog can know "love" in human terms is perhaps not the right question, but they form attachments and loyalties that can be profoundly deep and enduring for as long as they live. It's been said -- and from personal experience I believe it -- that the Bernese Mountain Dog bonds with its human companion for life. I don't think this is atypical, but merely more obvious and extreme than other breeds.