Been walking my dog so much lately she came up to me today to say, "Thanks Beer. You can take me out for walks as often and as long as you like."
She does this with body language. Body language I have come to understand pretty good over the years. The Hammer is easily the most expressive of the dogs I have had. Not the noisiest, just the most expressive.
Strangler was the noisiest; Ranger the loudest. It pays to have a series of dogs of the same breed in your life. As you come to better understand each dog in turn your dogs one after the other get to know you better too.