My wife often comments that our dog loves me more than her, she's half joking and is OK with it but it's clear that Sook prefers to be with me. When we got her I was recovering from a major operation and I wasn't very mobile, it was clear from the moment we picked her up from the rescue centre that she was better able to walk/feed/train her, I reluctantly accepted that the dog would be "hers". In spite of this Sook has bonded with me in a big way, as I've recovered from the op I spend all of my free time with her, I don't leave her alone unless I can help it ( work mostly ) I also fuss over her much more than my wife, my wife's job means that although she is home during the day she is out most evenings whilst I am home with Sookie. I just wondered what factors determined who the dog chose as it's "master" sorry I don't like that term, I prefer friend but don't know what else to say. Does the fact that she's female and I'm male have any bearing, is it because I spend more quality time and fuss more, or can she tell that I love her more which my wife freely admits I do.