Why Do Dogs Lick Their Owners So Much?

Dogs lick their owners to show affection. Licking releases pleasurable endorphins.

Showing Affection  

Licking provides dogs with info about you through taste and scent. It's how they explore.

 Gathering Info

When dogs lick for attention it often works. But don't reinforce demand licking.

Seeking Attention

Licking self or owner can soothe a nervous dog. Try to identify triggers.

Anxiety Relief 

Obsessive licking of paws or skin may indicate allergies or other health problems.

Health Issues

Licking gives dogs something to do. Make sure yours gets enough stimulation.

Boredom Buster

Licking releases endorphins in dogs like petting does for humans. It's calming.

A Calming Act  

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