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There are a number of reasons why a dog may lick his owner, including happiness or to let its owner know it is hungry. Since a dog is unable to speak in a language humans can understand, it must lick, bark and do other t... More »

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While animal experts have not yet determined the exact signal sent by one dog licking another dog on the back, these experts have determined that when one dog licks another dog the message is that the dog is showing eith... More »

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Dogs are often attracted to hard surfaces such as metal, and begin a habit of licking these surfaces. Dogs may be drawn to metal surfaces in particular because of the cool sensation or the taste. This can sometimes devel... More »

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The main reason dogs lick feet is as a way for them to communicate status and deference to an owner. This is the same reason they lick a person's face or arm. More »

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