Why Do Dogs Lick You? Interesting Facts

Besides showing love, your dog may be licking you for several reasons.

Your dog is happy to see you. It's their way to welcome you, like saying hello.

To welcome you


  Your dog senses your emotions. If you seem unhappy, your dog may lick you.

They are being compassionate


Dogs connect with families via licking. Your dog licks you to groom and show affection.

They are showing love


Dogs can taste salt; they may lick you after eating or exercising. Your dog detects more subtle, attractive scents.

You may taste interesting


Dogs lick to get attention and affection, which reinforces the habit. They may also lick to ask for food.

To Seek Attention


Dogs that suffer from separation anxiety may get scared and lick whenever their owner comes home.

They are scared