Why Do Dogs Lick Humans' Faces?


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Chewy.com indicates that dogs, especially young puppies, lick human faces as a warm greeting and a show of submission. Younger pups lick much more often than older dogs because licking is an instinctive maneuver puppies use with their mothers to request food.

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Why Do Dogs Lick Humans' Faces?
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The more calm and submissive a dog is to its owner, the more likely it is to lick a person's face often. Other factors that cause a dog to lick a person's face include a liking for the taste of the person's skin, or a lotion or food smell on the person's face. A dog may also lick sweat or tears from a person's face to enjoy the salty taste.

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