Americans own 70-80 million dogs. So obviously, dogs are a huge part of our everyday lives. Many American households see their dog as an extension of the family. But, do our dogs reciprocate our overabundance of love? Do dogs have a human-like affection for us or are they simply conditioned to know that showing affection gives them a better chance of obtaining food? After performing this research, I have come to the conclusion that our beloved pets are much more intelligent than previously thought. Our pets get jealous, are cunning, and can even process over a hundred of our words. These complex creatures are capable of creating the complex emotion that we call love. They form an incredibly deep affection for us; their affection has even been compared to that of an infant with their parents. Our dogs are bred to be hopelessly attached to us.