Daily Bulletin

Daily Magazine

  • Written by Katherine Guzman

Has your dog ever licked you? Does it lick all the time? Are you worried it might be a symptom to a life-threatening disease?

Well, there’s absolutely no need to worry. Your dog isn’t going to die very soon. Our dogs lick us because it’s how they show their love and affection to the people who take care of them, feed them, and raised them.

It is no secret that dogs are best friends to man. We all have best friends, whether it would be a person, a dog, cat or hamster. And it’s quite obvious that our dogs love us, too. They treat us like their best friends.

So, why does your dog lick you?

Even though dogs mainly lick us to show us their love and affection, there are a few reasons why they lick us so frequently.

  • Dogs do these things in order to show us their affections since they can’t really communicate with us in any language.

  • They like the salty taste of our skin. Most of the dogs out there really love licking the salty taste of your skin.

  • Dogs use their tongues as a sensory organ as they can’t feel things with their paws.

  • Licking for affection helps to release endorphins that will calm them.

  • They are bored and are craving for attention.

  • It has become a habit.

Is there a way for dogs to stop licking?

If you find that your dog’s lick is too much for you, there are a few tips on how you can stop them from over doing it. Here are some ways that can help you to stop them from licking too frequently:

  • Use different perfumes. Dogs have very sensitive sense of smell. They will get overly excited when they sense someone familiar nearby, thus rushing over to lick them. Change your scent either by using different perfumes or body wash. You can try using a scent that your dog does not like. This should be enough to stop them from licking you too much.

  • Get them their favorite toys or snacks to distract them. There are a wide variety of toys available for all types of dogs. You can refer to this Well Pet shopping guide where it provides a whole range of reviews for dog treats, toys, beds and many more. Remember to get those toys that are chewable as dogs love to chew on almost anything and everything. It is a good form of distraction for them.

  • Adequate training can help to curb the problem altogether. Training dog is easy though it requires lots of time and patience. Reward your dog when they managed to perform the desired behaviors. As time goes by, they will learn that licking lesser is better than licking excessively.

Well, taking care of a dog isn’t an easy feat. But they do provide a good companionship that you might not be able to find elsewhere. Dogs are loyal and sensitive; they know who are truly good to them and who are not. If you would like to broaden your knowledge about dogs, do check out this Facebook page to find out more dog related tips.

INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

The Conversation

Politics

NATIONAL COVID-19 COORDINATION COMMISSION

Today I announce the creation of a new National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) that will coordinate advice to the Australian Government on actions to anticipate and mitigate the economic ...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Prime Minister's interview with Alan Jones

ALAN JONES: Prime Minister, good morning.    PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, Alan.   JONES: Prime Minister, there are lots of ups and downs in your job, but you couldn't be anything but disappointed...

Scott Morrison and Alan Jones - avatar Scott Morrison and Alan Jones

Minister Littleproud Chris Kenny interview

Chris Kenny Sky Interview   CHRIS KENNY: Now as we speak Federal Cabinet is meeting yet again considering more measures on the economy and to prevent the spread of this pandemic. So just before th...

Daily Bulletin - avatar Daily Bulletin

Business News

Taxes for Sports Betting in Australia

The gambling tax regulation varies from one country to the other. Australia ranks highest in terms of gambling. Over 80% of Australians are engaging in gambling of some type or the other. It is incl...

News Company - avatar News Company

Choosing a Media Agency in Sydney

Famously known as the Emerald City, Sydney is a vibrant coastal metropolis offering great business opportunities. Sydney is home to an influential startup culture. Having 35% of the startups in Aust...

Sarah Williams - avatar Sarah Williams

How to lead remote teams during COVID-19

The spread of COVID-2019 has led to travel restrictions, school closures, and cities around the world moving towards lockdowns. Amid these new conditions, most of us still need to continue our day...

Seven Communications - avatar Seven Communications

ShowPo



News Company Media Core

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion