Victoria Stilwell explains why dogs lick and how to control this sweet, but sticky dog behavior.
In addition to affection, there are 5 main reasons dogs lick and We all love dogs, but are there any dog behaviors that are annoying to you?.
Licking another dog's face or a human's face is a normal social behavior. Licking can be an appeasement gesture that signals a dog's social.
Many dog owners interpret licks from their dogs as a sign of Trick training is an effective way to redirect problem licking in a positive way.
Indeed, this behavior is held up as one that may serve as the basis for all other licking decisions a dog makes. (“Mom licked me now I lick you.