Why does my dog always lick my face when I put my face close to theirs?

So, whenever I get close to my dog’s face, whether on purpose or by accident, he starts licking my face. Do you think it’s a sign of affection or could it be a sign of anxiety?

Dogs licking us is their way of showing affection, kind of like a sloppy kiss. It’s a behavior they pick up from puppyhood when their moms lick them clean. So, when your dog licks your face, they’re basically saying, “You’re awesome, and I feel safe with you.” But, keep an eye out for nervous licks, especially if they’re going lick-crazy. If they’re relaxed with a wagging tail, it’s all love. If not, they might be a bit anxious. Either way, it’s all about understanding your dog’s body language.