Nuzzling is a sign of affection. Dogs nuzzle people and objects they love.
By nuzzling, dogs pick up smells that give them information about you, other pets, objects.
When dogs nuzzle toys or spaces, they're claiming ownership through their scent.
Dogs will nuzzle for comfort, especially during stressful events like vet visits or separations.
Nuzzling you frequently can signal a dog wants attention, playtime, exercise.
Pups nuzzle to explore new environments, people and objects. It's curiosity.
Many dogs nuzzle as a way to say hello and show happiness at your return.