Why does my dog lick me all the time?

asked 2017-03-19 15:40:27 -0500

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answered 2017-03-19 16:46:55 -0500

Some reasons: Bonding. Affection. Love. Respect. Hunger. Dog thinks you're tasty.

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answered 2017-03-19 16:08:25 -0500

There are many reasons why your dog will lick you. A majority of the time, licking is a show of affection from a dog to its owner. Dogs will also lick other dogs as a greeting, very much in the same way humans will hug each other when they meet a friend or relative. Also, it's been thought that dogs may actually enjoy the taste of the salty skin humans have. Your dog may also smell any sweat, food, lotions/soaps, and anything else that may be on your face, peaking their curiosity and causing them to investigate further by licking.

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