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Why does my dog groom me?

asked 2017-01-21 21:01:48 -0600

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answered 2017-02-23 13:47:08 -0600

Social Bonding- In the non-verbal animal kingdom, mutual grooming is a sign of affection that strengthens family and pack bonds. It is shared between parents, offspring and other family members. The act of licking and being licked stimulates a release of positive hormones for dogs.

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answered 2017-02-23 13:42:03 -0600

Dog's are natural care takers. You are part of their "pack" and are likely their "leader" --they want you to feel protected and loved. They trust you to care for them and they want to provide you with respect. Dogs are affectionate beings -- a true man's best friend, enjoy it!

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The most common reason fort dogs grooming us is to release endorphins that calm and comfort them

Michael & GG R.'s profile image Michael & GG R.  ( 2017-02-23 13:44:13 -0600 ) edit
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answered 2017-02-23 13:45:22 -0600

They release endorphins that calm and comfort them.

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answered 2017-02-23 13:48:30 -0600

They want to let you know that they love you.

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