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Have you ever come home from work, take off your shoes and socks, and relaxed on the couch only to have your dog snuggle up to your legs and begin licking your feet? This odd and uncomfortable behavior may be one you want to train out of your dog, but before you do, you should know why your pet is licking your feet. Dogs look at your family as their pack and their owner s as the pack leader.
My dog, Frodo, loves to lick my feet. I think he does it because he likes me but my girlfriend says he does it because my feet smell. Which is it?
Does your dog lick your feet when you put them up on the coffee table? Maybe he follows you around the house, licking your feet whenever they slow down enough? Some people don't mind this canine behavior, but it really bothers other people. And if it doesn't upset you that your dog engages in foot-licking, it might really annoy your guests.
You just got home from a long day at work and you kick off your shoes and lay down on the couch. Your dog comes and greets you, and decides to lay just at your feet. All of the sudden, you notice that she is licking your feet, which tickles and you wonder why.
If your dog is licking your feet it could mean a lot of different things. As a dog owner it is important for you to understand the hidden meaning behind this behavior in order to strengthen the bond. An expression of Love: Dogs will lick the feet of those humans in the house for whom they feel affection.
Dogs do things that we might not love, and licking our feet is one of those things. We should never forget that our dogs are designed to communicate with others without using words. Communicating with dogs is like trying to learn a foreign language, only harder… because even the familiar letters are absent.
Have you ever wondered: why does my dog lick my feet? For some owners, this behavior may seem odd. But licking is a perfectly normal behavior for dogs.
Dogs lick food bowls, other dogs and even themselves, but why do they lick our feet? One of the main reasons a dog will lick a persons feet is to indicate their submissiveness to their master. By displaying this act of domesticity and submission, the dog may ensure its place in the family by accepting the social order of the home.
The behaviour can seem a little strange to humans, but many dogs do enjoy licking feet, and it can be boggling to us as owners. When a dog performs an action like licking your feet or licking your earsthey typically get a response from you fairly quickly. What could have started out as an innocent curiosity or an accessible way to give you a kiss could have escalated into an action that your dog has learned will generate attention whenever they want. Your feet are likely the closest accessible body part to your dog, and this is the easiest way for them to give you kisses without straining themselves.