This. Some dogs will tolerate being picked up, hugged, or kissed on the face, but very few dogs will enjoy it. My dog is a velcro-dog in the extreme. Which means he wants to be near me/beside me/at my feet/follow me around. He will occasionally crawl into my lap. But being picked up, hugged or kissed? Er. No.She needs to find out what the dog likes, not what she likes.
Give him affection HE understands, and do what makes him happy rather than doing what she wants with him, and she'll be far more enjoyable for the dog to be around.
Also, as a general safety measure? Never, ever stick your face in a dog's face. Even if the dog is your own. Especially if you're holding them by the head. That's just asking to be bitten.