A happy, relaxed wagging tail is one of the most common signs your dog is expressing joy and love towards you.
Dogs often follow their owners everywhere as a sign of loyalty and affection. They want to be close to their favorite person.
Often referred to as "kisses", dogs lick their owners' faces or hands as a sign of affection and to show they care.
Some dogs show their trust and affection by physically leaning against you. It's a way of seeking comfort or giving comfort back.
When a dog brings you their favorite toy, it's not just an invitation to play—it's a sign they trust you with their prized possessions.
A loving gaze from your dog can be a powerful sign of affection. Known as "eye hugging", when a dog looks into your eyes, they may be releasing oxytocin, the same hormone that bonds mothers with their babies.
The joyous way a dog greets you when you come home, with a wagging tail, jumping, and barking, is a clear sign of their love and excitement to see you.
Dogs are most vulnerable when they're sleeping, so choosing to sleep next to you is a sign of trust and affection. They want to be close to their pack members, especially the ones they love.