Long, sustained eye contact is reserved for people you love, trust, and feel safe with.
Sometimes dogs will lean against their humans when they're feeling scared or anxious.
If you don't allow your dog to sleep in your bed, but it still likes to sleep in your bedroom, it really loves you.
Does your dog jump up and down, lick your hands and face, bring you its favorite toy, or even "excited pee".
Pooches who are attached to their owners also love their owners' scents.
If your dog "checks in" on you from another room, during a walk, or in a new environment, it's making sure you're nearby.
Physical affection can be important for your relationship with your dog.
Dogs, especially puppies, may pee a little bit when they get excited, but most dogs grow out of this behavior.
If your dog brings you its favorite toy, it doesn't just mean it wants to play.
Some dogs actually learn how to "smile" by pulling their lips back to reveal a big, wide, toothy grin.