Every morning when Jeaux Jeaux comes out of his kennel, he heads right for me and burys his head in my lap hugging me. I will ask him a few times if he's ready to go potty outside and if he's not, he burys his head more. If he's had enough hugging, his nose goes straight up and it means he's ready. During the day if my husband or I ask for hugs, he comes to use and does the same thing. It sure doesn't stress him out!