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Dogs lick faces as a form of greeting. Licking may also be used as a means of bonding or showing affection.
If your dog seems to be licking itself or other things excessively, it's best to take it to the veterinarian.

www.cesarsway.com/dog-behavior/innocuous-behaviors/why-do-dogs-lick

Dog getting face licked by a dog ... Dogs lick their pack members and themselves for many reasons, and if you want to curb the behavior, it helps to understand ...

ethology.eu/why-do-dogs-like-to-lick-our-faces

May 7, 2014 ... When a dog tries to lick your face, the best you can do is to close your eyes, yawn and turn your head away. This shows in dog language that ...

dogtime.com/dog-health/dog-behavior/3472-dog-speak-face-licking-colleen-safford

Young puppies are offered a lot of behavior leniencies by their elders. Their wiggly, squirming, jumpy, face licking greetings are often allowed by older dogs.

www.pedigree.com/dog-care/dog-facts/are-dog-licks-really-kisses

For example, mothers lick their puppies to clean them and stimulate their urination and defecation. From about six weeks of age, some pups lick their mom's face ...

pets.thenest.com/dogs-lick-humans-faces-5892.html

Licking is an instinctive canine behavior that dogs use to communicate with people and other animals. When your dog licks your face, he could be trying to send ...

www.thedodo.com/dog-kiss-meaning-2145405860.html

Dec 13, 2016 ... "Sometimes small licks near the mouth are ways for the dogs to get more ... The best way to tell what kind of lick your dog is giving you is to look at ... “The first time I saw them, I knew I would do whatever it took to have them in ...

www.akc.org/content/dog-care/articles/why-do-dogs-lick

Jan 5, 2016 ... According to former AKC Family Dog columnist and veterinarian Nicholas Dodman, wild puppies lick their mother's mouth as a signal for her to ...

www.labradortraininghq.com/infobites/why-do-dogs-lick-your-face-hands-and-feet

Nov 15, 2016 ... In this article we discuss the many reasons why dogs lick your face, whether it's a good or bad thing and whether you should let it happen!

www.nytimes.com/2016/10/22/us/should-you-let-your-dog-lick-your-face.html

Oct 21, 2016 ... “Most people do not pick up on a dog's subtle body language that shows fear, stress or aggression,” she wrote. “Putting your face into a dog's ...