When happy, dog ears are neutral and eyes are soft/semi-closed. Ears back/eyes avoidant signal stress.
Relaxed Ears & Eyes
A happy dog has a loose, wiggly body. Tense, rigid muscles indicate stress or anxiety.
Happy tails wag eagerly from side to side. Low, stiff wagging shows insecurity.
Rapid panting and smiling during play shows your dog is having fun.
Dogs lick faces of people/dogs they trust and are fond of. It's a sign of affection.
Licking Your Face
Lowering front legs while keeping hind end up signals a happy, playful mood.
If your dog goes nuts with joy seeing you, take it as a compliment!