Dogs who enjoy words of affirmation might bark or whine when you tell them they're a good boy or girl, or when you compliment them. They would love to hear your sweet voice most of the time! They also might look at you with excitement whenever they hear they're favorite word being said. Treats can be their number one favorite! Dogs who value words of affirmation feel more important and loved when their hoomans take some time out of their schedule to tell them how amazing they are.
You can confirm that your dog speaks this love language by observing how they react every time you talk to them! Do their tail wag and their eyes lit with joy when you call them? Do they interact right away or you notice that their energy goes up? Also, dogs with this love language will be easily trained verbally. They love it when you tell them they did a good job! There might be no need for treats anymore for them to be trained. That's one major advantage right there!
If you confirmed that this is most certainly your pup's love language, you should always make sure to let your dogs know that you love them every day by giving some time to talk to them and praise them. It's important that your dogs feel appreciated for exactly what makes them special. Don't forget to tell your dog how much you care for them today, and every day. After all, it's the little things that count!