Puppy licks my faceUploader: Kai 11 days ago Subscribe 1336
Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit. If you do choose to continue to swap saliva with your little buddy, though, keep in mind that bacteria transmission goes both ways. Licking for affection causes your dog to release pleasurable endorphins that calm and comfort them, but sometimes it can just get to be too much for people. Maternal licking and licking among littermates helps strengthen family bonds. As a pup matures from puppyhood to adolescence, however, dogs begin to teach the youthful dog more appropriate, calm, and less in-your-face behavior. Offered by pups, the behavior is in stride with natural development and often accepted and tolerated by others.