Your dog follows you around, whines a bit, jumps on you and licks your face, your nose, your ears; sometimes he'll sneak around down there and he even licks your feet. When friends come to visit, the dog starts licking them too. You might find yourself wondering, Why do dogs lick humans? Glad you asked.
There are a variety of reasons that dogs lick people. Some of it is social, some of it is learning and educational (for them, believe it or not), some of it is communication and it goes back to when they were in the wild and when they were in the nest. Some of it is just plain fun.
Let's look at the reasons why dogs lick people.
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