1-Refer to yourself as “Mommy” or “Daddy.”

As in, “Daddy loves you” or “Give Mommy kisses!”

2-Bake your pooch special homemade dog cookies.

Because everyone loves baked goods that are made with love–even your pup!

3-Let them slobber all over your face.

It’s a thing you do with those you love, right?

4-Let your dog sit in your lap.

dogs like to cuddle, too!

5-Figure out ways to sneak them into non-dog-friendly places.

If anyone asks, you just have a barking purse.

6-Let your dog sleep in bed with you.

Oh come on, everyone does it!

7-Have conversations with your canine.

Others may not understand it, but your dog definitely talks back–in her own way.

8-Make up excuses to bail on plans just to hang out with your dog.