Dog Kisses are often misunderstood by dog owners. Dog lovers enjoy kissing, hugging, and snuggling with their dogs. Smooches and hugs are common ways in which humans show affection for each other.
You can’t get a better feeling than hugging your favorite furball as you watch TV or just relax on the couch.
While we humans LOVE expressing our affection through kisses. Dogs prefer for you to take a step back and observe them.
How does your dog actually feel about being kissed and embraced?
Is he licking you to express his love for you?
Or is there something else he wants to communicate?
First of all, licking in dogs (and humans) is often an instinctive act. Dogs can be taught to kiss as a sign of affection. It becomes an innate response to positive attention.
2: Understanding Their Environment
Licking is how dogs learn about their environment, just like sniffing. When dogs lick, they seek information about where you have been or what you have eaten for lunch.
3: Greeting Kisses
Dogs lick each other as a form of greeting. The submissive dog will show his respect to the dominant one by licking. It’s another way to demonstrate their submission. If your dog licks you, he may be showing his respect for you.
4: Sign Of Affection Through Kisses
Yes, dogs do lick each other to show affection. That means that YES, your dog may be kissing you as well! Dog kisses are more complex than most people realize, so don’t be too hasty.
If you misinterpret a dog’s body language and attempt to kiss the top of his head or cheek, you could get a nasty nip!
5: Preventing conflict
Submissive dogs might lick their dominant counterparts to diffuse the tension and prevent a fight. If a dog is especially stressed, licking could indicate discomfort and anxiety that could result in a bite.
Another reason not to allow children to hug or kiss other people’s dogs. Or even your family pet!
6: Kisses Of Pleasure
Dogs release endorphins when they lick. IT gives them a buzz. The reason some dogs become obsessed with repetitive licking is that they have trouble controlling their impulses around licking.
7: An indication of stress
The act of licking can be a sign of stress. By licking you, your dog is trying to relieve their anxiety. Observe your dog’s body language for any cues that indicate that boundaries have been violated.
If the situation escalates, it could lead to aggressive behavior. Your dog may erupt quickly into a BITE if he is particularly submissive. Because Your dog is trying to warn you to back off.
How Does Your Dog Feel When You Give Them Kisses?
Licking as a form of communication between dogs is more complex than expressing simple affection. This is why, especially with unfamiliar dogs, hugs and kisses are a bad idea. It is important to teach children not to hug or kiss dogs.
Even the dogs we live with may not appreciate this kind of attention. This kind of attention is sometimes too much for your dog.
When a dog’s boundaries are overstepped by a child, he or she may suddenly turn on the child who he or she views as inferior to them and nip or bite.
Some dogs are constantly competing for a pack position in a family home, particularly if there are children present.
Are doggies able to learn to like cuddles and kisses?
Dogs raised by your family from puppyhood can be taught to see kissing as a positive sign of affection. Just like children’s temperaments differ, some are shy, others are outgoing, dogs’ temperaments vary as well.
Because of breed traits and individual personality traits, some dogs do not enjoy receiving kisses and hugs, since they view it as a sign of dominance.
Care should be taken when dealing with dogs adopted from rescues or from other homes as adults. Take it slowly until you’re certain the dog ENJOYS the displays of affection you give. Never let a child hug or kiss your adult adopted/rescued doggy.
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