Why does my dog lick my legs so much?
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Possibly on some occasion you have wondered why my dog lick my legs so much, as well as other parts of the body. It is something that is really curious, although it has its explanation and may be due to different causes. What we can say is that it is one of the ways that dogs have to communicate.
Why does the dog lick us so much?
Affection is one of the main reasons and their licks are one of the ways to express the love and love they have for us. They can also be a sign of gratitude, something very common when we give them affection and embrace them. The dogs will respond with a good lick.
Submission is another reason. Among dogs is one of the forms of establishment of the hierarchy. When a dog licks another and bends the body, they show submission to the leader of the pack. We are not leaders of any pack, but for the dog we are. Therefore, he respects us and knows that we have the authority.
When dogs have a wound or want to wash, a reflex is licking. For that reason, if the dog detects a wound on our skin, it will try to do the same with us. Although you do it with good intentions, it is not recommended that you lick us a wound because we may have an infection due to the bacteria in your mouth.
The taste of our skin can be delicious. Because of our sweat, it tastes slightly salty. They can also lick us to explore, because dogs, in addition to sight and smell, have to taste as one of their main senses.
Another option is because they have anxiety, hunger or simply do it to get attention and play with them or give them a lot of pampering.