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You could watch your dog lick various other dogs. Find out what reasons this behavior.

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Does Your Dog Obsessively Lick Other Dogs?

In the large collection of dog behavior, some habits make us laugh, others can be rather annoying, and also others ssuggest leave us baffled—favor as soon as dogs obsessively lick other dogs. Whenever I check out it, I just can't aid yet wonder what on earth dogs are thinking.

Whether you own an adult dog or a puppy, obsessive licking is out of the norm. Yes, the occasional lick is frequently witnessed among some teams of social, friendly dogs, however what if all your dog desires to execute is lick? What if he doesn't interact in other behaviors various other than licking? At this suggest, you may be wondering if you're handling the canine version of an obsessive disorder.

How to Handle a Dog That Licks Other Dogs Too Much

Not all dogs like to be repetitively licked, as you deserve to imagine. So if you notification your pup continuously licking another dog, make sure it's albest through the dog being licked. If the object of your dog's attention tries to relocate amethod, you may want to intervene before points escalate. Depending on that various other dog's temperament, he might respond in any type of variety of ways, some of them not so pretty.


If moving amethod doesn't work-related, the other dog may growl. If that goes unheeded, then trouble is certainly imminent as the next step might be an air snap, an inhibited bite or a bite that reasons damage.

Even if the various other dog appears to have the patience of a saint, it's really not fair for him to sustain all that repeated licking. Even the most tolerant dogs may have actually a breaking suggest after some time. And also though they may not react as we would certainly suppose them to, they might begin resenting being roughly various other dogs, due to the negative associations.


What If the Behavior Persists After Separation?

Just separating the dogs likely won't deal with the difficulty. Once they're ago together, the licking dog may lick even more enthusiastically, practically as if he have to capture up for the shed time. So what's going on via this dog, and the majority of of all, just how deserve to you mitigate this annoying behavior?

What Your Dog Licks and also What It Means

When you observe your dog licking other dogs, pay close attention to whether the licking is targeted in the direction of a details body component. Interestingly, tbelow may be some explacountries based on what area your dog focuses on:

The MouthThe EarsThe Private Areas

Licking Another Dog's Mouth

Licking other dogs' mouths is habits that originates from early on puppyhood, once puppies supplied to lick their mother's lips. The habits was expected to encourage the mommy dog to regurgitate food for them. This might sound odd, yet when puppies were being weaned in the wild and started to no longer depfinish on mother's milk, mom dog would certainly eat and regurgitate semi-digested food. This helped the pups transition from a diet of milk to one based upon meat from prey.

As pups prosper, they may still lick encounters to greet other dogs and human being. When dogs jump on you, they are ssuggest trying to come close to your confront to say hello. You might therefore frequently see a dog lick his lips or mouth to interact to others his tranquil intention and friendliness, explains author and dog habits expert, Arden Moore. A dog may lick one more dog's mouth after playing stormy to connect relaxed intent or to offer an apology.

A dog who does this obsessively though, may not have been correctly socialized, and as such, might overuse this stereotypical actions because he knows no other more proper means to strategy dogs.


Some dogs will go as much as licking inside the other dog's open mouth. My female Rottie provided to carry out this to my male as soon as they were pups; we called it " dental therapy time" and also my male dog didn't seem to object. In some instances though, a dog that obsessively licks an additional dog's mouth sense somepoint out of the norm. The dog being licked may have actually a mouth infection, bleeding gums or also a tumor.


What Should You Do?

Observe your dog's habits and interactions. If your dog licks briefly and the other dog is friendly, that's normal, social behavior, however if your dog insists on licking and also it starts looking looking favor an obsession, it's time to intervene. Step in once he's done licking as soon as or twice, speak to your dog and restraight him into a different task.


Licking Another Dog's Ear

And then you have dogs that are obsessed through other dogs' ears. Often, this is a puppy who finds the floppy ears of various other dogs fun to play through. The even more the other dog moves amethod, the more appealing the ears end up being as they acquire even more mobile. Luckily, many kind of adult dogs are tolerant of puppy behavior, but not all dogs will certainly grant a puppy license to act this means and might growl or even give a correction to the boisterous pup.

Ear licking have the right to likewise be component of a dog's grooming repertoire. Dogs who live together may lick each other's ears when they're napping close by to each various other. Because a dog cannot groom its own ears, having actually them licked by one more dog may be welcomed and also reciprocated. This can additionally signal a cshed bond in between the dogs.


And then, just as you have dogs licking mouths bereason of exciting smells and also remnants of food, there are dogs who lick ears because they are lured by the smell of earwax—I understand, yuck. But we all know well the discriminating feeling of smell and also taste Ficarry out is blessed with, so it shouldn't come as a surprise. If an additional dog has an ear infection or a bleeding wound, the various other dog may likewise be attracted by that.

Interestingly, it appears that the skin approximately an adult dog's ears may emit pheromones that make them attrenergetic to younger animals, defines veterinary behaviorist Dr. Cam Day. This might play a role in dog social interaction and cohesion, suggests Nicola Ackerman in her book The Consulting Veterinary Nurse. A dog may lick the ears briefly to signal calm intent or perhaps apologize after playing rough.

What Should You Do?

Just like mouth licking, carefully observe your dog's actions and also the interactivity. If your dog licks briefly and also the various other dog is friendly and also doesn't seem to mind, that's normal, social behavior. If your dogs reap ear-licking grooming behavior, that's fine as well as lengthy as all parties agree to it, yet if your dog insists on licking and also it starts looking like an obsession, it's time to intervene. Step in as soon as he's done licking when or twice, contact your dog, and also redirect him to a various task. Also store in mind that excessive ear licking will make the victim dog's ears moist and provide “a nice setting for yeastern and bacteria to thrive,” defines Dr. Pike.


If your dog doesn't frequently lick ears and now every one of a sudden can't take his mind off the ears of your another dog, consider having actually that dog's ears seen. Veterinarian Dr. Marie clintends that almost eincredibly time when within a two-dog family members one dog wants to lick the other dog's ears obsessively, it's bereason of some form of clinical problem going on with the various other dog's ears.


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Licking Another Dog's Privates

Typically, once dogs fulfill for the first time, they'll present some interest in each other's personal areas. The dog's body has actually apocrine sweat glands scattered over its entire body that emit pheromones. Dog pheromones are extremely concentrated in their exclusive and rear-finish locations, describes Stanley Coren. It's therefore herbal for dogs to be drawn to these locations. When dogs sniff these areas they learn a lot around the various other dog such as their age, health, gender, and also mood.

In a perfect social greeting, checking the exclusive locations have to take location for simply a handful of seconds. If one dog persists in licking, the various other dog may at some suggest interact a require for the other dog to move on. Just as you may object to a perchild shaking your hand also for an indefinite period of time, a dog may decide he has actually had actually enough by either relocating amethod or emitting a growl.


As with various other creates of licking we have viewed, a dog that all of a sudden becomes obsessed through licking one more dog's privates may be communicating that somepoint is amiss out on health-wise through the other dog. The licked dog's private area may have actually some discharge in the create of drops of urine or pus. Tright here may even be some irritation or wound.


What Should You Do?

Similar to the other forms of licking we have actually viewed, closely observe your dog's habits and the interactivity. If your dog licks briefly and the various other dog is friendly and doesn't seem to mind, that's normal, social habits. But if your dog insists on licking and it starts looking looking prefer an obsession, it's time to intervene. Tip in as soon as he's done licking as soon as or twice, call your dog, and also redirect him to a different task. Have your licked dog viewed by a vet to ensure there's nopoint medical going on.

If the licked dog has actually a clean bill of health, provide more stimulation to the instigator to keep his mind off of the licking. Prevent him from rehearsing the behavior over and also over by utilizing a positive interrupter and then invest in differential reinforcement of non-licking habits. Punishment may seem choose a tempting solution, but think about that punishment is vulnerable to fallout down the road and also will just reason your dog to learn to lick your other dog when you're not approximately. Consider also that as with ear licking, continuous licking of the other dog's genitals may make them breakable to annoying local irritations and infections.


Licking Can Be Regular, But Not When It's Excessive

Licking deserve to be normal, social dog actions, but, as via other habits, once done excessively, it may signal some trouble that requirements investigating. A great area to start is to have actually the licked dog evaluated by a vet to preeminence out clinical problems. Dogs have presented an uncanny capability to identify medical difficulties.


Dogs That Lick Obsessively May Need Assistance From a Behavior Professional

But what if your dog's habits is so obsessive that you have actually a hard time redirecting it and placing it to a stop? What if the concern doesn't lessen or subside despite giving eco-friendly enrichment, exercise, and training? Dogs, comparable to humans, may be additionally susceptible to obsessive, compulsive habits. Consult via a reliable force-complimentary behavior expert to aid you out.

More Information About Licking

This post is accurate and also true to the finest of the author’s understanding. It is not expected to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary clinical expert. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of ditension should be watched by a veterinarian automatically.

Comments

Heather on August 11, 2020:

My 2 submissive dogs are licking the alphas actually ears so a lot that she is acquiring ear yeast infections in her ears. I have redirected many kind of times, yet once I action away, they do it then. My alpha dog loves it too. What have the right to I do?


J.g. on August 03, 2020:

I'm investagating this actions on my 2 year old reason my x girlfrifinish says i have to neuter my dog. Somepoint i don't necessarily want to do. Is this feasible will it adjust the habits.

James Charles on July 29, 2020:


James Huddleston Shut your mouth you imbecile. Clat an early stage you don’t know anypoint aside from spewing gibberish. That’s why your comment got deleted. Bye sister!


Lidia Flores on July 07, 2020:

My 2 year Pomeranian is licking my 4 month year old Pomeranian a lot. I suppose she let herself obtain yet doesn’t let herself gain hump. Now he would certainly choose her to rerevolve the favor yet doesn’t she finish up bitting his leg. If he’s not licking her private location it’s the ear and also I’m favor come on.

James Huddleston on June 08, 2020:

Pet not extremely helpful. Deleting my comment won’t make you a far better behaviouralist.

James Huddleston on June 08, 2020:


It appears pretty apparent from all the comments below that this is a SEXUAL behaviour. My one dog doesn’t hump the various other yet licks any kind of orifice that he have the right to obtain to once I’m not looking because I CONTINUALLY straight his attention in other places. Can we speak pretending that this isn’t a sex-related obsession, as shown by nearly eextremely single anecdote right here in the comments and also carry out some actual helpful advice? Perhaps it’s to execute via a lack of mental stimulation? Sexual frustration? Somepoint else? Thanks.

Julio on April 16, 2020:

My 2 year old chihuahua poodle is obsessively licking and also humping my other dog. Theyre both males and i dont think rhe bigger dog minds the humping yet he doesnt prefer the licking. I attempt to keep him from doing any type of of it since i think it urges the licking, and they normally end up acquiring aggressive once the bigger dog gwts tired of it. What must i do?


Wendee on December 24, 2019:

I have a 6 yr old Maltipoo. He constantly licks my 14yr old male (fixed) Yorkie mix and also humps him. Both are males. It’s prefer he is obsessed. He has actually done this because he was a pup and also he licks him till he is a wet mop!! I have actually tried keeping him on a lease in the home, however as soon as he’s loose it starts earlier. I have actually tried placing a nasty scent on the other dog (doesn’t job-related, he loves it). I have tried distracting him via somepoint else, doesn’t job-related. Time out in his crate doesn’t work( he starts aacquire as soon as he is out). HELP!! ! I feel so negative for my 14 yr old.


Adrienne Farricelli (author) on November 25, 2019:

Maggie, this is sucount a strange thing! I wonder if he is showing any penis crowning which might lure dogs, just choose dogs that promptly lick themselves once they detect their personal location is out of the sheath?

Maggie55Grant on November 19, 2019:

I have actually had my 10-year-old male, castrated, dog for 9 years. He is a gentle large, non-reactive dog when challenged through aggression from other dogs. However before, he does display screen dominant body language on greeting dogs.

Thank goodness he has actually the 'Patience of a Saint', bereason the majority of dogs that satisfy him are obsessed with licking his penis for extended periods - owners need to drag their dogs away from him. He has actually patiently sustained this reactivity from other dogs for years. His yearly veterinary health checks are constantly okay.


He is fit and well, so my question is what is causing this reaction from other dogs who are male and also female?

Makenzie Grose on September 11, 2019:


My 4 year old Standard Poodle licks my 5 year old Lab obsessively. Mostly his ears and periodically his bum. My lab doesn't seem to care- doesn't move amethod or growl at all. His ears likewise show up clean, and have actually no scratches or areas of concern. I have actually started trying to self-control the poodle as I don't want to cause an infection in my labs ear. They are puppy brothers and desire to be together to play and simply reap time together- but this requirements to finish. SOS

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on September 03, 2019:

This is not great as it can create a fight. You more than likely want to separate them making use of a play pen or baby gate perhaps. Give your friend's dog somepoint to store him busy like a stuffed Kong. Whining choose that is frequently anxious behavior or probably there's a female in heat somewhere surrounding. It need to acquire better if propelled by anxiety as he learns that he is safe and that being in your house have the right to be comfy and also also fun. Have you tried walking him to tire him out a bit?

HannahSmithh on September 03, 2019:

Hi, this is an old article so sorry for the comment however I am kind of at a loss below. I am dogsitting for my friend for the week and also her dog won't soptimal whining. He hasn't been neutered yet and he is obsessively licking at my dogs' privates, which he doesn't like. They are fine together for a tiny while prior to my dog gets annoyed. Is tbelow any method I have the right to make my friends dog stop? I tried putting him in a crate however that didn't occupational either. :/


Adrienne Farricelli (author) on August 19, 2019:

Yes, if his neck is raw you really need to step in and sheight the behavior (on peak of dealing with the raw skin) The best is to save the two fellows separated at least for the duration of your dog's heat cycle if that is what has actually prompted this behavior.

Christie Crear on August 11, 2019:

Hello my pitbull has actually began to lick my other boy dog under his neck to wright here now his neck is raw. I know my pitbull is in heat however just how perform I obtain him to sheight doing that. They smell each various other and also play roughly yet this simply has me concern because I've never before watched a dog execute that. Do I need to be worried.

younes el azhari on March 22, 2019:

I agree that is always an excellent principle to gain a medical or vet consult for your dog. But Veterinary college does not commonly teach dog actions.

Tommi Grace from Woodward on March 15, 2019:

My Am Staff licks "her" dogs. She licks their deals with, eyes and ears. The other dogs don't seem to mind; in truth, they go to her and stick their encounters in hers as if they want her to lick them. It is something she has actually done given that she was spayed at the age of about a year. She is 9 currently. I constantly believed it was her being maternal because she never had a litter of puppies. It doesn't cause any type of troubles with the "pack". I just find it amazing. We have a cat currently also. And, yes, she licks the cat as well. He doesn't seem to mind either. He rolls up to her and also purrs like it is the "mama dog's" job to groom him. This was a great short article BTW.


Shirley291999 on February 13, 2019:

Hi all. I have actually a 2 yr old chihuahua (male and a 8 month old Yorkie mix and also they are driving me crazy via the licking of genitals ( theirs and also each other and also if my Yorkie runs sometimes my chihuahua will certainly mount his ago and host on for the ride. Is tright here a spray I have the right to spray on them to turn them off? Like aqua velva is for woguys lol. I have actually slapped hands and sassist no and they speak for brief time. My chihuahua is the worse of the two. Pls help. I have actually been placing up with this for 6 months and I don’t desire to have actually my daughter take my Yorkie I love them both

Jane Williamson on December 17, 2018:

How perform I sheight my 4 year old dog from

excessively licking my puppies privates? I soptimal it instantly when I check out it but she goes appropriate earlier once I leave. The puppy simply lays tright here prefer she enjoys it. It is driving me crazy.

Phyllis Brown on April 24, 2018:

What carry out I perform to sheight my dog from licking various other dogs personal parts?


Adrienne Farricelli (author) on April 22, 2018:

Melissa, so sorry around the happening. It sounds prefer your dog gained stressed by all the commotion. Your small dog might now also have actually the smell of being at the vet and those tension hormones and so on and your dog is reacting to that. Lots of points going on. Try to walk your dog, keep him busy, play in the yard, you have the right to attempt pheromone sprays, collars or plugins.


mellissa on April 19, 2018:

Ok here is a stvariety one. We are watching one more dog. The bit dog who has been with us a month got his ear badly hurt and also had actually to go the vet for repair. My huge dog freaked out with accident we could badepend check on bit dog. He was lick the blood off little guys coat before vet. When bit dog was at the vet getting repaired significant dog whining, howling, stress and anxiety panting. Now rejoined the substantial dog is still super stressed and licking the heck out of little bit dog and also air humping him. Panicky when bit dog is out of his website. This is NOT massive dogs norm hes commonly a huge mellow giant baby. Had to offer him bendryl so we can sleep. What the heck is this??

Miranya on April 04, 2018:


I had actually the opposite suffer than Tee. So glad I didn't just assume it was bereason of having nothing much better to carry out. Saw the vet for shots and vet said my dog has actually an ear infection, no wonder why Roscoe was so interested in licking Bruno's ears! No, I need to number out just how to store them separated.

tee on March 23, 2018:

wow, belloftheball! it think you've hit the nail on the head. during the winter, my dogs, a schnauzer and also a 3 year old lab have remained in the home going crazy everytime I acquire up they think they are going for a walk! Since the start of the winter, my 3 year old lab has actually been obsessed with the schnauzer liking his privates. When we say something, he sneaks around and also licks something else. Yeah, I agree, they might be bored.


tandmharker on February 21, 2018:

Hi, we have 2 three year old dogs and one licks the other A LOT! Not all day but she'll go in for 2 or 3 10min licks on one spot. We guessed her licking his ears was somepoint to carry out via them being a smelly location, but she'll likewise lick weird parts favor simply over his tail and also on his front shoulder. Any principle why this would be happening? Does it show somepoint wrong in those areas or something? Thanks!


BellatheBall on February 18, 2018:

Are you certain the other dogs are licking and also not simply sniffing?

Sniffing a brand-new dog, specifically a puppy favor yours, by older dogs, is totally normal.

Older dogs will desire to obtain the scent of the newcomer. If this is bothersome, just store walking, via your dog on the leash. The other dogs via go amethod.

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on February 17, 2018:

NCA, a medical factor deserve to be a culprit yet not necessarily. Does your dog have any type of odd discharge or cuts in that area? It can be that dog ssuggest interacts that means. Does he perform it to others dogs also or only your dog? Are any type of other dogs attracted to your dog and lick him as well? It would be nice if the owner can redirect this dog fairly than allowing such inappropriate interactions.


NCA on February 17, 2018:

I have a male 10 month old pitbull mix (neutered) and practically every time I take him to the park a dog will begin liking his exclusive components obsessively (different dogs) sometimes making us leave. Based on what I'm reading here I must take him to the vet because there can be something wrong through him?


bellatheball on January 21, 2018:

Please see my comment listed below. Dogs get bored with restricted task which have the right to happen especially in the Winter time. Obviously, Lola can't answer 'why' she is licking the couch, however you were on the ideal track as soon as you asked her that. She sensed you didn't favor it, so she quit.

But, as soon as Lola started to lick Minnie, you didn't object.

Dogs require a leader and also that pack leader need to be you, not one more dog.

Fortunately, you can item to any kind of unwanted actions at any type of time.

Try this: The following time you see Lola licking Minnie, clap your hands together and say in a loud voice "Speak Lola".

Repeat eexceptionally time Lola starts to lick Minnie. Also provide an additional activity for both the dogs. When it is nice weather, take them for a walk, or a automobile ride.

Marianne on January 04, 2018:


I have actually a pitbull mix 44 lbs 2 12 yrs old lola that keeps licking our smaller sized dog rat terrier /Boston terrier mix 17 lbs 4yrs old minnie both females both fixid.. lola was licking the couch n i looked at her n i said why r u licking my couch n then she began to lick Minnie and also from that allude on she constantly licks minnie almost everywhere. Minnie don't seem to mind however its bothering me.. I perform give them much less baths in the winter bereason it's cold out n tbelow indoors even more might that be a possibility that they need to be bathed more regularly. We have a male dog boxer mix 3yrs 71 lbs n she doesn't seam to lick him.. it does seam minnie is are fill leader any thoughts


BellatheBall on January 02, 2018:

While it is always a good idea to take your dog to the vet first to rule out any type of clinical problems, most veterinary institutions execute not teach dog actions.

Dogs have the right to and execute construct obsessive habits if they are not provided with enough exercise or psychological stimulation, as I have formerly proclaimed.

Focusing on the habits may not be the correct approach to transforming the actions. Virtually all dog breeds were bred to carry out some form of work, and also if you (the owner) execute not offer them a task to do, they will certainly uncover their very own job.

And I guarantee , you won't like it!

Whether it is chasing the cat, digging holes in the earlier yard, or obsessively licking their canine housemate, it is what we contact "maladaptive", (they are doing it for lack of something else to do).


So, take your dog for a walk!

BellatheBall on January 01, 2018:

I agree that is constantly a great concept to get a medical or vet consult for your dog. But Veterinary school does not commonly teach dog habits.


My intention was not to say that you were incorrect. Rather, that concentrating on the actions may not be the ideal technique.

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on December 31, 2017:

Hello Bellatheball, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am a dog trainer and also actions consultant also in case you haven't viewed my bio. When taking care of specific actions, I believe it's always a great principle to ascendancy out medical difficulties initially. See, prior to being a dog trainer, I operated for a vet hospital and therefore understand for a fact that many kind of times too much licking of particular body parts are due to underlying medical difficulties. It's a truth that dogs are attracted to discharges and inexplicable odors. This is regularly the instance particularly as soon as this behavior comes out of the blue. So prior to implementing enrichment and also training, it's always best to think about this opportunity. One may miss out on a potential clinical problem that demands addressed. And that in my opinion may be a huge root reason also prior to implementing training exercise and so on I think you might have actually missed the end of the write-up wbelow I state "Provide even more stimulation to the instigator to keep his mind off of the licking"and then "What if the problem doesn't lessen or subside despite giving environmental enrichment, exercise, and training?" Eextremely time I say "restraight him to a different activity"it infers offering more exercise psychological stimulation and training.


Yvonne on December 26, 2017:

I have a 9 yr old Aussie/Germale Shepard Lab mix, a 3 yr old Pug and a 11 yr old Rottie/ Lab mix... The Rottie mix and Pug are both neutered and the Ozzie is not, (all males) The Ozzie, ( his name is Ozzie, lol) and the Pug is Herbert.....those 2 are constantly follow and lick the Rottie's (Boomer) butthole and his personal.. Ozzie is absolutely obsessed through it to the point of simply simple mentioning, we have actually tried everything and also Ozzie looks for Boomer out constantly to simply lick his butt....and wbelow ever Boomer lays whenever before he gets up orkoves Ozzie is everywhere the spot, licking the carpet and also making a weird motion through his mouth....it is driving me crazy , I have actually separated the 2 huge dogs ....it is hard bereason they have actually grvery own up together and also it's prefer separating your youngsters.....I'm simply at a shed I have actually no idea what to do currently...

Linwood on December 22, 2017:

My dog wants to lick the personal parts of other dogs what have the right to I do around this it not normal??

BellatheBall on December 21, 2017:

Sorry, AJF, yet you are over reasoning the problem.


I am a dog trainer via more than 30 years of endure and I can tell you what the difficulty with these dogs is:

1: Not sufficient exercise: Dogs complete of pent up power will certainly look for an outlet. (This is the Number 1 cause of dog habits problems!)


2: Not sufficient training: Dogs need stimulation of the mind, not simply the body.

3. Socialization: Take your trained dog to the off-leash dog park, PetsMart, the neighborhood park, go for auto rides, and so on.

A much less experienced trainer (than me) will certainly emphasis on the problem actions. But I know to obtain to root cause of the behavior: Not sufficient exercise and also not enough training.

A: Do not crate your dogs. This is harmful to the dog and also should just be used for take a trip or dog shows.

B: Exercise your dog(s) by leash walking at least 30 minutes a day, at leastern 5 times a week.

C: Enroll the dog in an AKC (American Kennel Club) Obedience Class (Basic Obedience).

D: Play via your dog(s)! Get tennis balls or Frisbees and play fetch via your dog every day in the house or earlier yard.


Dogs must work! If you carry out not offer them a job to execute, they will certainly consist of a task on their own. And I guarantee it will certainly be a project that you don't like. Even a job that makes no sense to you, such as obsessively licking a pack mate or digging holes in back yard!

Abbey on October 15, 2017:

My dog is mini labradoodle she loves to lick my lab-pot mix’s earlier. Seriously she’ll lick my various other dogs whole ago and as soon as I pull her amethod she goes best ago prefer a magnet.


Barbara Mohorc on September 08, 2017:

I have actually a 11lb mini pin male dog (1 1/2yrs) will certainly not speak licking the inside of my daughter female dogs mouth. (3yrs old lab- pit mix) its intense, licking deep inside her mouth and also rubs his head on her teeth.

My daughter just moved earlier home. The dogs play excellent. Any thoughts.

CF79 on July 15, 2017:

I have actually a Jack Russell called Sadie. Sadie is almost 7. Sadie licks the encounters of her dog friends because, she's Sadie. It's not a trouble. Their is no issue of non-socialization. There are no tumors or worries via the the various other dogs. She does not love the taste of ear wax. It's not submissive She just loves to lick the deals with of her BFF's. If she loves her canine frifinish, she will certainly lick their faces on many type of an occasion. If she does not have actually a good relationship via a canine (which is rare) she will not. She does not recognize of prominence or submissiveness. She has actually never construed this.


She has hung out via an additional JRT female and also, although the JRT was alot more grumpier than Sadie, she would certainly still lick her face because she loved her. The various other JRT would certainly growl and growl yet they never before ever ever before combated. The various other JRT was a nown fighter. Sadie just is a hybrid of puppy, playful, hunter, assertively and hilarious clvery own.

Often times human being say she's even more of a cartoon character than an actual dog. She's even grvery own the affection's of larger rescue dogs such as Rotty's and Dobermans who are puzzled and also taken aback to her fearless abandon of them as well as her capability to lick their noses on initially meeting. However, she is not doing it out of submissiveness, as she will certainly shortly have a dog like a bigger Yellow Lab go belly up because of her insistence to store playing.


Sometimes, a dog just has actually a means about them. Sadie is a licker of various other dogs. And the more she loves them. The more they acquire a good tongue bath. The only problem that has actually ever ocurred is the grooming concern of her current sister of the house, a maltese schnauzer mix that requirements alot even more baths carry out to her unshedable hair which neds constant baths because of her Jack Russell's love!


Adrienne Farricelli (author) on February 21, 2017:

I always think a vet visit is crucial, simply to examine for underlying clinical difficulties, especially when brand-new habits pop up like this. You might should use a baby gate to proccasion rehearsal of behavior when you are not roughly. You can give a stuffed Kong to train your dog to look for other activities, in the meanwhile and restraight to the stuffed Kong when your dog tries to acquire to the schnauzer. If you are concerned about calories, stuff the Kong with everyday ratio of kibble provided a little at a time in it. Keep your springer busy with tasks during the day. these dogs have several energy!

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on February 21, 2017:

You may have to save them separated, usage a baby gate. At various other times, provide your doxie with a stuffed Kong to save him entertained and store his mind off your various other dog. Redirect him to the Kong if at any kind of times he tries to go earlier to licking.

Debbie on February 15, 2017:


I have a english springer spaniel that is 2 yrs old and also a minature schnauzer the springer licks the schnauzer constantly on the head and ago keeping her soaking wet, i have actually no clue how to stop this. and also now he is hunching her and its all i can carry out to pull him off of her, she was addressed once she was 9 months old and she is 8 yrs currently. i need some advice.


Crystal Martin on February 11, 2017:

We have actually a 16yr old male dachshund and a 3yr old male dachshund. The 16yr old has actually lymphatic cancer yet is responding well to treatment. He obsessively licks the younger one anywhere. The last few days has gotten really poor. If he can't get to him he whines and also cries now. Please help!

Ladybug73 on February 10, 2017:

I have actually a 16yr old male dachshund that was simply diagnosed via Lymphatic Cancer and a 3yr old male dachshund. For the last 6 months or so the older one licks the younger one choose he is grooming him and the younger one simply sits and also enjoys it. . No really certain location simply almost everywhere. No mouth or genitals. We've tried redirecting him and also nopoint has actually operated. Why is he doing this?

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on February 05, 2017:

He may be getting indevelopment from this location as it's a room where dogs secrete pheromones.

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on February 05, 2017:


Patricia, I would have actually the dog watched if there is any kind of worry through the anal glands. Is this a female dog or male dog?

Patricia on January 30, 2017:

I have a dog that will not speak picking my other dogs rectum,why does he execute this?

Delmer on January 21, 2017:

I have an Amerideserve to bulldog thst constantly licks every animal he comes in call via cats other dogs and so on We just bought an additional dog as quickly as we get home with the puppy my bulldog licks her as much as he can . If we press him ameans from her he lays there and also whines. But if we let him he does not speak the puppy has shown that she doesn't prefer it as she growls and barks at him but he don't care he proceeds to attempt to lick her. At night time my bulldog lays tbelow and also whines all night unless we let him lick her so what must I carry out about this.

susan brown on December 31, 2016:

My male chihuahua will certainly sit tright here behind my female and lick the spot ideal above her tail, he will certainly perform it for long periods of time, he's actually licked a bare spot over her tail and now he does it with his Daughter that is a tiny over a year old!

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on December 12, 2016:

You will need to save them sepaprice (baby gate, umbilical leash) or discover a mechanical suggests to discourage this halittle. Have your bulldog wear a shirt or pair of boxers that covers his totality earlier location and also monitor all interactions, another alternative is to spray a bit of bitter yuck or Grannick's Apple roughly the wounds or on the shirt area to discourage trying to rerelocate it. Also, you might want to train your cheweenie a leave it cue complied with by a treat so that you can re-direct him or market interactive toy to keep him mind off the wounds.


Lenore Walker on December 12, 2016:

I have actually a 3 year old English Bulldog and also a 1 1/2 years old Cheweenie. Well my cheweenie in the last 4 months has actually began locking my bulldog, on her earlier tI'll there is literally a raw bleeding, practically hole, on her back. We have trod redirecting the cheweenie to one more activity and also put him in his crate, but what perform I execute to stop this behavior?? My bad bulldog has probally 4 or 5 spots on her ago that my cheweenie has actually obsessively licked and now are balb and hairmuch less. Please how execute I settle this habit?? My husband also is all set to get ride of him, and my youngsters and also I love the little man incredibly a lot and would be heart broken if we have to discover him a brand-new home. Please any type of advice would certainly help

Guest on November 20, 2016:

Patricia, here's a start, take those poor animals to the vet already. Neosporin is not going to heal an infected hole in the poor dog. Good grief!!! Is there CPS for dogs??

Nicol on August 28, 2016:

What if you dog keeps licking a puppies personal part

Patricia Pruett on August 25, 2016:

My dog has actually licked a hole on my various other dog's head, just behind the ear. It is severely infected and Cappuccino, the male dog's name is, will not sheight licking Emma's head. I have put things such as neosporin and as much as antibiotics to attempt and also sheight the infection however he will not speak licking. Before that, he licked a hole in my couch, in his crotch, in the wall and currently on my various other dog. What am I intended to do? I cant put anti-chewing stuff on tbelow, deserve to I? its not just negative for Emma, a very brief tempered dog that has already three times bitten and drawn blood from Cappuccino however she has actually now gained sick and also lays on the vent by the door via the infected side on the floor. How deserve to I address this?


MargieR on June 02, 2016:

Had exciting enrespond to while walking my 1yr old German shepherd/ huskies mix male. He is unpredictable through various other dogs after a negative endure and also the majority of times will growl or the hackles go up. While walking on leash, a BIG male pit bull off leash came up to us and also began licking my dogs penis. My dog stood tright here and did not gain annoyed or upset, although I swear he looked extremely nervous. I had to distract the various other dog and get my dog to start relocating to break the action. He was in no hurry to stop. It made me incredibly nervous..and I was quite shocked by it.

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on March 29, 2016:

I would begin with a vet visit for both dogs to check for clinical problems.

Angie on March 29, 2016:

My Golden Retriever before is 6 and Is CONSTANTLY liking My Blood Hounds Genitals, Ears and also Butt.. Non sheight seriously! Both dogs could be simply laying in the living room, and also the Golden will jump up walk over and just begin liking the others Dogs Genitals.. I say sheight, go lay down, and also 5 secs later hes at it aacquire.. HELP! Does the Golden have actually an stress and anxiety disorder or something!

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on March 28, 2016:

Play via him, train him, walk him, and also interact in confidence building exercises https://petbeneficial.com/dogs/Dog-Behavior-Exercises...


Michael on March 28, 2016:

I have a pit bull Garry and one more little dog lokie Garry is prefer 65 lbs and lokie is probably 3 lbs Garry will certainly instance lokie and also kick him for may be 20 minutes. Plus he licks EVERY thing in the home he is a pound rescue, and in the majority of means is damaged I think he's been beaten really negative however is an excellent dog. He don't prefer confrontation big teams of people and jumps at loud noises. What deserve to I carry out to help him obtain his confidence back

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on October 23, 2015:

Eyes have the right to be "tasty" from a dog's perspective because of tears or ocular discharge.

Lyndsay on October 21, 2015:

What around eyes? My dog licks my other dogs eyes at any kind of time anywhere

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on January 16, 2015:

Dogs are so amazing, as they frequently have actually their unique means of connecting. If it appears to be happening largely in that conmessage, you calling the dog for attention, probably it's a displacement habits. Often, when acquiring attention from owners, it's a time of conflict for dogs. Your dog that licks might be utilizing the licking as a displacement behavior rather of biting. In a similar example, a dog might be frustrated by a kid that clears his toy, and therefore may feel compelbrought about bite, however chooses to suddenly lick his paw as a displacement actions. Of course, till dogs have the right to talk and really tell us what is going on their minds, one have the right to make just presumptions. Here's a review around displacement behaviors:https://petadvantageous.com/dogs/Understanding-Dog-Disp...


Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on January 16, 2015:

Very advantageous. I have three dogs and also they lick each various other at different times in various parts of the body. This has actually been a genuine eye opener, and also now I know just how to respond to their licking habits. I likewise realize that licking is a loving task. But strangely, once I speak to one dog, the various other deliberately distracts it by licking its confront over and also over. I can't number out if its out of dog love or (am I being presumptive?) because the dog is jealous that he is not gaining huguy attention, and also desires to administer a distraction to his fellow dog to deprive her.

Mary Craig from New York on January 13, 2015:

Thankfully I am not acquainted through these actions however it was educational. The even more we recognize around our friends the much better we deserve to treat them.

Voted up, advantageous, and also amazing.

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Adrienne Farricelli (author) on January 13, 2015:

Thanks DDE, frustrating is the ideal word once dealing with the obsessive dog licking, luckily there are methods to help these dogs out, however in some cases they may require the intervention of a behaviorist.