27 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Help Your Small Dog Stop Excessive Licking

Dogs may have a problem with excessive licking due to a health or behavioral problem. Photo courtesy Turtelle, Flickr Follow Me on Pinterest

Dogs may have a problem with excessive licking due to a health or behavioral problem. Photo courtesy Turtelle, Flickr

“I’m feeling insecure. Woof!”

It’s very sweet when our fur babies give us a kiss, but what if this is all of the time? Here are some great tips on how to help you small dog stop excessive licking. There are several reasons behind this behavior that you need to understand.

Help Your Small Dog Stop Excessive Licking

See if this sounds familiar: After going for a long walk with your dog and feeding her, you sit down to relax. She comes over, so you start petting her, but as soon as you do, the licking begins. You’re not a fan, but it isn’t a big deal at first… and then it progresses until she’s slobbering all over your face.

 

This happens every single time you offer affection! Why? Read more about Dog Behavior in Why do dogs lick? here.

It’s interesting to learn that there are also good reasons that our dogs engage in this type of behavior including healing themselves and keeping themselves clean. But a compulsive action could mean that they are experiencing anxiety or insecurity. With this tips you can help your small dog stop excessive licking and get to the root of the issue.

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